Botanical name

Protea speciosa

Family

Proteaceae
Protea speciosa
Protea speciosa

Description

A sturdy, erect-stemmed shrub growing to 1.2m from a fire-resistant rootstock. Leaves have thickened margins and flowerheads have closely packed pink to brown fringed involucral bracts. The somewhat small heads of the narrow-leaved Hermanus form are often light yellow with dark beards.

Habitat

Mountain slopes

Flower Date

June to December