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Grevilleas are interesting looking plants, often called ‘spider plants. One look at them and you can see why.

The colour and leaf shape give rise to their names. The most common in this area is Lavender Grevillea, named because of the colour of its flowers. Less common but easily found are Rosemary Grevillea and Holly Leaf Grevillea, both named for their leaf shapes.

The edible part of the plant is the flower. In the bottom of mature flowers is a drop of sweet nectar. The flowers are abundant and easy to find. Young flowers are not as palatable and contain no nectar. I’ve found Lavender Grevillea to consistently have the most nectar.