Alice Springs Desert Park
The Honey Grevillea (Grevillea eriostachya) flowers produce a sweet thick honey-liked nectar enjoyed not only by birds and ants, but also by Aboriginal people. Sometimes sucked directly from the flower, the flowers are also soaked in water to make a sweet cordial-like drink.
Kaliny-kalinypa (Honey grevillea) is a straggly looking shrub with long, narrow leaves. It is recognised by the bright yellow and green flowers in long spikes. The flowers that produce the sweet nectar is at its best in the early mornings.
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- Scientific classification
- Kingdom: Plantae
- Clade: Tracheophytes
- Clade: Angiosperms
- Clade: Eudicots
- Order: Proteales
- Family: Proteaceae
- Genus: Grevillea
- Species: G. eriostachya
- Binomial name: Grevillea eriostachya