Brown and orange flowers on Grevillea robusta

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    We would appreciate any help in identification.

    These flowers grow on trees, 8-12 meters/yards tall, commonly in Southern California. They appear to be covered with brown blossoms, but, as you can see, there's more color than that when you get close up.

    One common name is Australian silver-oak.

    MadalenaPestana, Denyse Béchard, and 2 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Buckeye. 95 months ago | reply

      I'd guess Grevillea, Callistemon - one of those sorts of things (Australia).

    2. Nuytsia@Tas 95 months ago | reply

      Definately a Grevillea species. The anthers sitting in the tips of the recurved "petals" are very characteristic of Proteaceae.
      At a guess I'd say this was Grevillea robusta.
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    3. petersuksinchan 95 months ago | reply

      cool, look great , never see this before

    4. Larry Urquhart 95 months ago | reply

      The botanical name of this plant is Grevillea robusta. I'm not sure if it has a common name. Most plants of this genus are shrubs and are much used in California landscapes. See the Sunset Western Garden book for more info.

      Larry Urquhart

    5. snowy4052002 95 months ago | reply

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    6. Jinu Martin (Busy) 95 months ago | reply

      So nice picture. Whatever the flower is, it is wonderful !!!

    7. zanettco 95 months ago | reply

      This is really great shot Martin, love it !

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    8. Jeela _m 95 months ago | reply

      so sharp ,the colors are beautiful.

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    11. Double Shots (Janice) 95 months ago | reply

      This is a very unusal shaped blossom. Great capture of the wonderful orange and yellow colors.

    12. TrEjAcK 95 months ago | reply

      Saw this on explore, near my pic which you fave'd! Thank you. Love the colors on this.

    13. Paulinacha Loves Sriracha 95 months ago | reply

      What a very interesting way to blossom! Let's have a gazillion blossoms on one big stem and everything will work out...

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    15. dolphin_dolphin 94 months ago | reply

      Amazing shape!!

    16. Martin LaBar 93 months ago | reply

      Thanks, everyone.

    17. Points North 93 months ago | reply

      What a riotous flower! I've never seen anything like it. Nice shot!
      Thanks for sharing with The World Through My Eyes :)

    18. iBebels 93 months ago | reply

      Really colors to this shot. The flower itself is quite unique and unusual. Very interesting, nicely shot!

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    19. tonisdale 84 months ago | reply

      I believe that I have herd this called a candlestick plant. very pretty. nice composition.

    20. wrightoptions 83 months ago | reply

      OMG, what a coincidence. We have a grevillea robusta, aka
      austrailian silk oak. In 2005, it bloomed for the first time. I tried to find out what it was then to no avail. My mom and I were talking about this the other day and wanted to know what it was. Today, I swear! A master gardener from our local ag department came out and identified it. Our tree is over 50 years old and 100 ft tall. The gardener was blown away. She said she had never seen one that size before.

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