Thursday, July 31, 2008

Grevillea wickhamii, Holly Grevillea

Grevillea wickhamii Holly Grevillea
This is a Grevillea I admired at the recent Illawarra Grevillea Park open day.
It is from north west WA.
If you were a truckie back in the 1950's or early 60's, making your living by plying a load of blue asbestos from the mine at Wittenoom to the port of Roebourne or if you were one the 20,000 residents of the now ghost town of Wittenoom, the brilliant red flowers of this Grevillea would be hard to miss. Plant one in memory of Bernie Banton, social justice campaigner,who died of an asbestos related disease in November 2007.

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