Silk Oak

Grevillea robusta (Wikipedia)

Grevillea robusta, commonly known as the southern silky oak, silk oak or silky oak, silver oak or Australian silver oak, is a flowering plant in the family Proteaceae. It is a tree, the largest species in its genus but is not closely related to the true oaks, Quercus. It is a native of eastern coastal Australia, growing in riverine, subtropical and dry rainforest environments.

Silky oak
Grevillea robusta flowering in Gan Shmuel01.jpg
Grevillea robusta at Gan Shmuel, Israel
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Grevillea
G. robusta
Binomial name
Grevillea robusta
Leaves and flowers
Stamen and pistil
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