Plant of the month

Botanical Name: Banksia spinulosa Common Name: Hairpin Banksia Family: Proteaceae Meaning: Banksia: Named after botanist Sir Joseph Banks. spinulosa: From Latin, meaning with small spines referring to the leaves. Habitat: Heath, woodland and dry sclerophyll on sandstone. Habit: Shrub 1 – 3m. …

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Plant of the month

Botanical Name: Styphelia tubiflora Common Name: Red Five-corner Family: Epacridaceae  Meaning: Styphelia: From Greek for dense, referring to the dense habit of some species.  tubiflora: From Latin, meaning tubular-flowered. Habitat: Heath and woodland on sandstone. Habit: Shrub to 80cm. Leaves: Sharply pointed, narrow. Flowers: …

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Plant of the month

Botanical Name: Woollsia pungens  Common Name: Snow Wreath  Family: Epacridaceae Meaning: Woollsia: Named after Reverend William Woolls, a friend of botanist Ferdinand von Mueller.  pungens: From Latin, meaning sharp point, referring to the leaves. Habitat: Heath and dry, open forest on sandstone. Habit: Open shrub, usually 1m …

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