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News item thumbnail October Plant of the Month: Xerochrysum macranthum
1 Oct 2016

The distinctive white or yellow (sometimes bronze) flowers of Xerochrysum macranthum with their shiny, petal-like bracts provide a spectacular display from Spring to Autumn.

News item thumbnail Australia's new $5 note features Prickly Moses
1 Sep 2016

When we read that Australia's new $5 note would feature the Prickly Moses wattle, we checked to see which one and found that it is Acacia verticillata subsp. ovoidea, and not the Western Australian Acacia pulchella.

News item thumbnail September Plant of the Month: Diplopeltis petiolaris
1 Sep 2016

Diplopeltis petiolaris (Coastal Pepperflower) is a suckering perennial herb that produces attractive sprays of pink flowers from July to September.