Grevillea pinaster is a shrub in the family Proteaceae and is endemic to southwestern Western Australia. It grows to between 0.5 and 3 metres in height and has a peak flowering period between May and September (late autumn to early spring) in its native range. The flowers are pink to red with yellowish-tipped styles. The long and narrow leaves are 20 to 55 mm long and 1-2 mm wide. This species occurs in a small area from north of Eneabba to Bindi Bindi. Plants labelled as Grevillea stenomera in plant nurseries are often forms of, or hybrids of this species.
Most folk that grow native species in their gardens here often have a variety of different grevilleas as they attract native birds. A cultivar, Robyn Gordon, is very popular with home gardeners in Perth:
Unfortunately some folk find that if their skin comes in contact with this grevillea they come out in a rash. A friend of mine (now long gone unfortunately) had that problem and when she and I where away on a camping trip about 15+ years back she saw some grevilleas growing in a garden and actually thrust her arm into one of the bushes just so she could show me how she came up in a rash!! She was one of those people... a real 'nutcase' that would always have you laughing at her antics).