Plant of the month

Botanical Name: Banksia ericifolia ssp. ericifolia Common Name: Heath-leaved Banksia Family: Proteaceae Meaning: Banksia: Named after Joseph Banks ericifolia: named after genus Erica because of similar leaf shape (European Heath) Habitat: In heath, woodland and dry sclerophyll forests on sandstone. Habit: Shrub …

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Plant of the month

Botanical Name: Hibbertia cistiflora spp. cistiflora Common Name: Guinea Flower Meaning: Hibberita: Named after George Hibbert, an Englishman who had a private botanic garden cistiflora: named after genus Cistis (Mediterranean Rockrose) Habitat: In heath and woodland on sandstone. Leaves: Rough with warty …

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Plant of the month

Botanical Name: Drosera spathulata Common Name: Common Sundew   Meaning: Drosera: From Greek droseros meaning dewey, referring to the droplets on the hair glands. spathulata: From Latin meaning spoon shaped. This carnivorous herb has leave hairs tipped with clear, sticky liquid which …

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