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News item thumbnail New to Nuytsia
8 Jun 2017

New discoveries in Anticoryne, Calandrinia, Chamaescilla and Hibbertia are among the research findings published today.

News item thumbnail June Plant of the Month: Jasminum calcareum
1 Jun 2017

Jasminum calcareum (Poison Creeper) is an erect suckering perennial herb growing to one metre high.

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.