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News item thumbnail July Plant of the Month: Grevillea drummondii
1 Jul 2019

Grevillea drummondii (Drummond’s Grevillea) is a low spreading, densely branched shrub growing to a height of 0.3­–1.0 m.

News item thumbnail New Interactive Keys
6 Jun 2019

We have published three new keys on our Interactive Identification page: a key to the Chamelaucieae tribe of Myrtaceae, a key to the Peas of Western Australia, and a key to the genus Ptilotus.

News item thumbnail June Plant of the Month: Thelymitra pulcherrima
6 Jun 2019

Northern Queen of Sheba is widely regarded as one of the most spectacular and showy orchids of Australia, and in fact the species name is derived from the Latin pulcher meaning beautiful.