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News item thumbnail March Plant of the Month: Martensia denticulata
6 Mar 2018

Martensia denticulata (Toothed Martensia) is a delicate, membranous red seaweed that can be found in shallow water on relatively high energy coasts in the Perth region.

News item thumbnail February Plant of the Month: Ottelia ovalifolia
5 Feb 2018

Ottelia ovalifolia (Swamp Lily) is a perennial or annual, tufted, aquatic plant with floating leaves and flowers.

News item thumbnail November Plant of the Month: Boronia heterophylla
6 Nov 2017

Boronia heterophylla (Kalgan Boronia) is a slender, branched shrub growing to 2 m high.