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March Plant of the Month: Asteromenia exanimans
5 Mar 2021

March is becoming seaweed month, and this year we go underwater at the Houtman Abrolhos Islands to view one of the most spectacular of the seaweeds.
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Purchase Nuytsia Volume 31
2 Dec 2020

Pre-order your annual hard copy of Volume 31 (2020) before 8 January 2021.
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December Plant of the Month: Xerochrysum macranthum
2 Dec 2020

A daisy with a spectacular, starry display of large white to shiny copper coloured, petal-like bracts is the perfect plant to celebrate this coming festive season.
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New to Nuytsia
24 Nov 2020

Amyema xiphophylla (Loranthaceae)
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New to Nuytsia
17 Nov 2020

Stenanthera localis (Ericaceae)
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New to Nuytsia
10 Nov 2020

Arthropodium vanleeuwenii (Asparagaceae)
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New to Nuytsia
3 Nov 2020

Verticordia elizabethiae (Myrtaceae)
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New to Nuytsia
27 Oct 2020

Stylidium shepherdianum (Stylidiaceae)
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New to Nuytsia
20 Oct 2020

Dampiera prasiolitica (Goodeniaceae)
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New to Nuytsia
13 Oct 2020

Microcorys elatoides (Lamiaceae)
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New to Nuytsia
22 Sep 2020

Lasiopetalum hapalocalyx (Malvaceae)
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New to Nuytsia
16 Sep 2020

Gompholobium glabristylum (Fabaceae)
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New to Nuytsia
10 Sep 2020

Quoya zonalis (Lamiaceae)
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September Plant of the Month: Microcystis aeruginosa
1 Sep 2020

For the September ‘not quite’ Plant of the Month, we have two photosynthetic organisms that lie at opposite ends of evolution.
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New to Nuytsia
1 Sep 2020

Acacia lachnocarpa (Fabaceae)
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New to Nuytsia
25 Aug 2020

Beyeria lateralis (Euphorbiaceae)
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New to Nuytsia
21 Aug 2020

Haloragis luminosa (Haloragaceae)
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New to Nuytsia
20 Aug 2020

Wurmbea flavanthera (Colchicaceae)
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New to Nuytsia
19 Aug 2020

Goodenia quartzitica (Goodeniaceae)
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New to Nuytsia
18 Aug 2020

Isotropis iophyta (Fabaceae)
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New to Nuytsia
17 Aug 2020

Deyeuxia abscondita (Poaceae)
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New to Nuytsia
11 Aug 2020

Gomphrena verecunda (Amaranthaceae)
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New to Nuytsia
4 Aug 2020

Ricinocarpos digynus (Euphorbiaceae)
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August Plant of the Month: Coopernookia polygalacea
3 Aug 2020

Coopernookia polygalacea is an erect to spreading undershrub growing up to 60 cm tall with attractive lilac-pink to white flowers.
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New to Nuytsia
28 Jul 2020

Leptofauchea lucida (Faucheaceae)
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New to Nuytsia
21 Jul 2020

Bossiaea reptans (Fabaceae)
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New to Nuytsia
14 Jul 2020

Olearia adpressa (Asteraceae)
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New to Nuytsia
8 Jul 2020

Styphelia capillaris (Ericaceae)
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July Plant of the Month: Decaisnina angustata
1 Jul 2020

Decaisnina angustata is a common Kimberley aerial stem-parasitic shrub (mistletoe) growing on a wide variety of hosts
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New to Nuytsia
30 Jun 2020

Thryptomene planiflora (Myrtaceae)
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New to Nuytsia
23 Jun 2020

Tecticornia enodis (Chenopodiaceae)
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New to Nuytsia
16 Jun 2020

Teucrium diabolicum (Lamiaceae)
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New to Nuytsia
9 Jun 2020

Cryptandra subtilis (Rhamnaceae)
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New to Nuytsia
2 Jun 2020

Kunzea dracopetrensis (Myrtaceae)
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June Plant of the Month: Nymphoides indica
2 Jun 2020

Nymphoides indica (Marshwort) is an attractive, fast-growing, perennial aquatic.
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New to Nuytsia
26 May 2020

Leucopogon kirupensis (Ericaceae)
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New to Nuytsia
22 May 2020

Pimelea cruciata (Thymelaeaceae)
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New to Nuytsia
12 May 2020

Schoenus coultasii (Cyperaceae)
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New to Nuytsia
5 May 2020

Isopogon nutans (Proteaceae)
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May Plant of the Month: Caladenia drummondii
5 May 2020

Caladenia drummondii (Winter Spider Orchid) is one of the earliest flowering of the south-west spider orchids and at roughly 10 cm high it is probably the smallest spider orchid.
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New to Nuytsia
28 Apr 2020

Geleznowia amabilis (Rutaceae)
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New to Nuytsia
21 Apr 2020

Corchorus fitzroyensis (Malvaceae)
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New to Nuytsia
17 Apr 2020

Grevillea hystrix (Proteaceae)
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New to Nuytsia
7 Apr 2020

Hibbertia proberae (Dilleniaceae)
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April Plant of the Month: Banksia horrida
1 Apr 2020

Banksia horrida (Prickly Dryandra) is a shrub growing to 2m high featuring acute, pungent leaves, hence the epithet horrida, from the Latin horridus, prickly.
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New to Nuytsia
31 Mar 2020

Hemigenia diadela (Lamiaceae)
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New to Nuytsia
24 Mar 2020

Champia patula (Champiaceae, Rhodymeniales)
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New to Nuytsia
19 Mar 2020

Thomasia julietiae (Malvaceae)
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New to Nuytsia
10 Mar 2020

Stachystemon exilis (Euphorbiaceae)
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March Plant of the Month: Acetabularia caliculus
3 Mar 2020

Acetabularia caliculus (Mermaid’s wineglass) is a small green seaweed that often grows in clusters on rocks or dead shells in shallow water.