Gardening

Plant of the month

Botanical Name: Hibbertia superans Common Name: Hills Guinea Flower Meaning: Hibbertia: after the Italian botanist George Hibbert (1757-1837). superans: Latin for ‘overtopping’ referring to the flowers and the new growth of the branches Conservation Status: Endangered in NSW under the Biodiversity Conservation …

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Plant of the month

  Botanical Name: Boronia ledifolia Common Name: Sydney Boronia Meaning: Boronia: after the Italian botanist Fransesco Borone. ledifolia: after the genus Ledum, a small shrub which resembles and from the Latin folium meaning leaf. Habitat: In woodland, heath and dry sclerophyll forest …

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Plant of the month

Botanical Name: Acacia brownii Common Name: Heath Wattle Family: Mimosaceae Meaning: Acacia: Derived from akis meaning a sharp point. brownii: named after botanist Robert Brown (1773 – 1858) Habitat: In woodland, heath and dry sclerophyll forest on sandy or clay loam soils. …

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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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Plant of the month

Botanical Name: Commelina cyanea Common Name: Scurvy Weed Family: Commelinaceae Meaning: Commelina – After Dutch 17th century botanists Johan and Caspar Commelin. cyanea: From Latin meaning rich mid-blue Scurvy Weed: Used by early European settlers to avoid or treat scurvy. Looks similar to …

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