Serruria gracilis Salisb. ex Knight

Graceful Spiderhead, Fine Spiderhead


Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Serruria

Category: Groundcover

Size: To 4" tall

Description: 

Large pink flowerheads, linear, tubular foliage.

See ProteaWorldOnline for photographs.

Protea with winged leaves : flowers grow in round terminal heads : blossoms red and hairy. (Bot. Repos. Protea pinnata)

The Stem is very slender, trailing upon the ground... I trust therefore that Mr. Andrews will see the propriety of my retaining the name sent along with it, by Mr. J. Niven. (Cult. Prot.

History: 

Published in Cult. Prot. 81 in 1809. ...Mr. J. Niven discovered it...

Native to South Africa.

Synonym Serruria phylicoides auct. (African Plant Database).

ProteaWorldOnline lists also: Protea pinnata Andrews, pinnata var longifolia Meisn. 1856.

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