With a number of common names, such as Honey Grevillea, the flowers of this native grevillea have been enjoyed not only by birds but also
by the local indigenous people for many thousands of years, as their children
suck on the flowers in the early morning, enjoying the sweet sugary syrup.
Morning being the best time to enjoy the sweet nectar.
that "we then (gather) tjuratja grevillea flowers" (for nectar to
make sweet cordial).1
Aboriginal women and children would gather the sweet bush foods such as nectar
from the kaliny-kalinypa (honey grevillea). It would be sucked straight or mixed
with water to become Wama.2
The shrub flowers in winter and spring, but can flower any time dependent on
rain. Growing up to 3 m, the racemes in terminal panicles are about 10-20 cm
long and is pale green in bud, turning to a golden yellow as it opens from the
base to the tip of the flower.