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Plant of the Month

December 2022

Xerochrysum wilsonii is an erect or occasionally decumbent, taprooted, perennial shrub-like herb, growing 30–180 cm high.

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Plant of the Month

November 2022

Marianthus granulatus is a very slender, rampant, twiner that grows up to 1.5m high, often covering its support with light green, silky hairy, oblong leaves.

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Plant of the Month

October 2022

Needle-leaved Smokebush is an erect or straggly shrub growing to 1.7 m tall and, as the common name suggests, it has slender, needle-like leaves up to 10 cm long.

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Plant of the Month

September 2022

Cosmelia rubra (Spindle Heath) is an erect, spindly shrub, growing to 3 m in height, with hairless flowers and twisted sheathing leaves.

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Plant of the Month

August 2022

Maireana atkinsiana (Bronze Bluebush) is an intricately branched shrub growing to 60 cm high with slightly hairy, succulent, obovoid leaves, 5–10 mm long.

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Plant of the Month

July 2022

Darwinia polychroma (Harlequin Bell) is a tidy, compact shrub growing to 1.2 m high and featuring a pendulous inflorescence surrounded by shiny, multi-coloured bracts in several overlapping rows.

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Plant of the Month

June 2022

Aphanopetalum clematideum is a scrambling shrub or twining vine that can reach a few metres in height when growing naturally up a tree or other support.

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Plant of the Month

May 2022

Guichenotia macrantha (Large-flowered Guichenotia) is an upright, small to medium shrub growing to 1.5 m in height and boasting large crepey, soft pink to mauve flowers.

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Plant of the Month

April 2022

Praecoxanthus aphyllus (Leafless Orchid) grows to 20–40 cm high and produces a single, highly fragrant flower from March to May, making it one of the first orchids to flower in the year.

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Plant of the Month

March 2022

This month we are highlighting the fluffy red seaweed Asparagopsis taxiformis (foxtails), which until recently might have gone unnoticed in the marine flora.

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Updated: 1 Mar 2022
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Plant of the Month

February 2022

Cephalotus follicularis (Albany Pitcher Plant) is a compact, carnivorous herb producing a flower stem up to 60 cm tall bearing an inflorescence of 4–5, very small, white-pale green flowers with white petal-like tepals, mauve filaments and white anthers.

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Plant of the Month

January 2022

Pelloe’s Babingtonia is a shrub growing to 0.3–0.6 m high, usually with an open habit and erect slender stems bearing numerous short lateral branchlets.

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Plant of the Month

December 2021

Drosera pulchella (Pretty Sundew) is a common pygmy sundew growing to 3–4 cm high.

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Plant of the Month

November 2021

Stylidium scariosum (Common Reed Triggerplant) is a reed-like perennial herb growing to 10–80 cm high.

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Plant of the Month

October 2021

Cheiranthera simplicifolia is a very inconspicuous shrub except when in flower in late spring, from September to October.

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