New gre­vil­lea honours fallen

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

A HY­BRID gre­vil­lea has been de­vel­oped at the re­quest of the Re­turned and Ser­vices League of Australia (RSL) to hon­our Australia’s fallen.

Vet­er­ans Min­is­ter Joe Fran­cis launched the RSL Spirit of An­zac Gre­vil­lea yes­ter­day and planted a hy­brid at the State War Me­mo­rial in Kings Park.

“The gre­vil­lea is a fit­ting sym­bol to hon­our the spirit of the An­zacs and more than 100,000 Aus­tralians who lost their lives in con­flicts over­seas,” Mr Fran­cis said.

Mr Fran­cis said the gre­vil­lea was se­lected for its lush red flow­ers, trans-Australia her­itage and the tough ge­o­graph­i­cal con­di­tions where it grows.

The plant will be avail­able through the Friends of Kings Park na­tive plant sales and re­tail out­lets across Australia, with pro­ceeds go­ing to an An­zac Cen­te­nary fund man­aged by the WA RSL.

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