Grevillea rosmarinifolia subsp. rosmarinifolia

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native (naturalised in part(s) of state)

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Leaves narrowly elliptic to sublinear, usually not crowded on short lateral  branchlets, pungent or not; lower leaf surface exposed, or if enclosed then leaves either >15 mm long or >0.8 mm wide. Flowers Jul.-Dec.

CVU, GipP, Gold, HSF, NIS, OtP, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also SA (naturalised), NSW. Grevillea rosmarinifolia subsp. rosmarinifolia has a patchy distribution in Victoria, from south west Gippsland to outer northeast fringes of Melbourne, west to Skipton and the Brisbane Ranges, to Bendigo in north central region, extending to near Wodonga in north-east. In some areas where it is planted on road verges and gardens near bushland it has escaped into adjacent native vegetation and has hybridised with local indigenous species. This is particularly noteworthy at McDonald Park, Ararat, in western Victoria, where it has hybridised with the local form of Grevillea alpina. Grows in open  eucalypt forest or woodland or in riparian shrub associations, on rocky slopes or near creeks.

Grevillea rosmarinifolia subsp. rosmarinifolia is widely cultivated throughout Australia and overseas.

Created by: Val Stajsic, 2016-10-20
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2016-10-20

Makinson, R.O. (2000). Grevillea, 1-524, in: Australian Biological Resources Study, Flora of Australia vol. 17A, Proteaceae 2, Grevillea, CSIRO Publishing.

Olde, P. & Marriott, N. (1995). The Grevillea Book, Kangaroo Press, Kenhurst, NSW, Australia.

Distribution map


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Grevillea rosmarinifolia subsp. rosmarinifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Grevillea rosmarinifolia subsp. rosmarinifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

Distribution map
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory