'Grevillea' after Charles F. Greville (1749-1809) a the co-founder of the Royal Horticultural Society and 'ilicifolia', holly-like leaves.
Distribution and status
Grows in deep sand, sand overlying limestone, clay flats and swampy depressions in sclerophyllous heath or woodland. Native.
Herbarium regions: Flinders Ranges, Eyre Peninsula, Northern Lofty, Murray, Yorke Peninsula, Southern Lofty, Kangaroo Island, South Eastern, Green Adelaide
NRM regions: Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges, Eyre Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, Northern and Yorke, South Australian Arid Lands, South Australian Murray-Darling Basin, South East
AVH map: SA distribution map (external link)
Spreading to prostrate shrub, 0.3–2 m high. Leaves 3–9 cm long, 2.5–6 cm wide, divided or rarely some entire, usually with 3–7 triangular to ovate teeth or lobes 0.5–5 cm long, 4–8 mm wide. Inflorescences secund, 2–5 cm long. Perianth green-cream to grey or mauve, Gynoecium usually 20–25 mm long; ovary densely hairy; style pink to red, glabrous; pollen presenter erect to oblique. Flowering August - November. Fruits are follicle obliquely ovoid compressed, 10-14 mm long, hairy with reddish brown stripes or blotches.