Grevillea_triternata.jpg (61643 bytes)Grevillea triternata: is a member of the Proteaceae family and is an erect, often straggly shrub reaching a height of 1.5 metres. The straggly habit may be controlled by frequent tip pruning.

Light green leaves are divided into threes either two or three times. Leaf segments terminate in sharp points.

White flowers are carried in dense, cylindrical racemes on the ends of branches. The lengthy flowering period extends from summer through autumn and winter to spring.

Grevillea triternata is not the most spectacular species but would be a useful addition to bird-friendly gardens. The dense, prickly foliage provides safe nesting sites for small native birds.

Grevillea triternata is similar to Grevillea ramosissima. The former species has narrower leaf segments.