FOTD – Silky Oak

Happy Saturday everyone. Usually I post my flower of the day on a Friday as I always think of Friday Flowers. However, I was pretty beat after work last night so I thought I would leave it for this week.

However, I was doing my usual walk today after work around the eastern suburbs and spotted this amazing flower on my way home from Bronte Beach. Even though it is Saturday, I really wanted to share this one with you all. It is known as Silky Oak and itโ€™s botanical name is Grevillea Robusta. The Silky Oak is an evergreen tree and the flowers appear from spring to summer, which is quite funny as here in Australia it is autumn going into winter. Go figure! I was fascinated as I donโ€™t recall ever seeing this one before. Let me know what you think? Have you ever seen this flower before? It honestly put the biggest smile on my face when I spotted it. I love the bright orange colour and the long looking tentacles.

Silky Oak

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Wayne โœŒ๐Ÿฝ

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  1. Hey there,
    Dropping in from Sadje’s blog. Thank you for liking my comment there. You have a neat blog here. Impressive I must say. Especially, the FOTD section has my heart. And, no, I have never seen this flower before… However, I would be interested in knowing more about the flower in terms of its native environment and whether the plant can thrive anywhere else other than the place it was found growing. Here in India, especially, in New Delhi, we have a tree called Flame of Forest, which bears orange flowers, when in full bloom, it gives the impression of the tree being lit with fire, hence the name.
    Thank you once again, for liking the comment, and yes do drop into my blog sometime —; or

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment and interest Swati. Yes the tree is native to eastern Australia, however, it is very adaptable to different climates and soil types and can tolerate both drought and frost. I had never seen before either but thought the flower was really interesting. I will indeed check out your blog also ๐Ÿ˜Š

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