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News item thumbnail May Plant of the Month: Nymphaea macrosperma
1 May 2017

Nymphaea macrosperma is an attractive emergent water plant with deep blue, sometimes pink or white flowers that extend to 30 cm above the water.

News item thumbnail New to Nuytsia
12 Apr 2017

A new Pilbara Hibiscus and a new NT Acacia are among the research findings published today.

News item thumbnail New to Nuytsia
17 Mar 2017

A summary of last year’s changes to our vascular plant census was published yesterday along with papers on Styphelia, Hibbertia and Ptilotus.