Common Name: 
Spider Flower

Some 250 species of evergreen shrubs and trees.  Leaves alternate, often toothed or lobed.  Flower clusters terminal, flowers paired, tubular, subtended by a bract; often rich in nectar.  Hardiness varies, but generally rather tender, some tolerate frost.  A large number of hybrids and other garden forms (see the Sunset Western Garden Book for those available in California and southwestern U.S.).  Native to Australia.
Grevillea: After Charles F. Greville (1749-1809), co-founder of the Royal Horticultural Society and once vice-president of the Royal Society of London.

Pronunciation: 
gre-VIL-le-a
Family: 
Proteaceae