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News item thumbnail August Plant of the Month: Thomasia grandiflora
2 Aug 2018

Thomasia grandiflora (Large Flowered Thomasia) is a low multi-stemmed shrub to 1 metre high, it has large, often pendulous purple flowers with a papery, crinkled appearance.

News item thumbnail New to Nuytsia
13 Jul 2018

New species of Lasiopetalum, Ptilotus, Hydrocotyle and Calandrinia were published today along with a key to WA species of Lasiopetalum.

News item thumbnail July Plant of the Month: Olearia rudis
13 Jul 2018

Olearia rudis (Rough Daisybush) is a ray of sunshine on a cloudy winter’s day, with its showy, mauve flowers on display from July-November.