Come! Ms. Dunlap will give two talks at the CNPS Conservation Conference Feb. 1-3 in LA!

One regarding a database of 3,700 nectar plants (& how to collect images to benefit pollinators), and the other regarding
a prototypical key incorporating a novel plant identification system that produced an order of magnitude improvement.

Grevillea lanigera
(sold as Coastal Gem)

Family: Proteaceae

Common name: SPIDER FLOWER

Native to: Eastern Australia


Type: shrub

Forms: dense form, mounding, spreading

Leaves evergreen

Max height: 2.5 feet

Max width: 2.5 feet


pink, secondary color present


green, light


Plant features: evergreen

Exposure: sun

Landscape use: deer resistant

Propagates by: seed

flowers in spring

flowers in winter

Soil acidity: acidic

Soil type: wide range

USDA Zones: zone 8 to +10 f, zone 9 to +20 f

Temp. range: +10 to +30 °F

Water: drought tolerant, dry, moderate

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