Plant of the month

  Botanical Name: Calytrix tetragona Common Name: Common Fringe Myrtle Family: Myrtaceae Meaning: Calytrix: From Greek calyx, meaning cup, and thrix or trichos meaning hair, referring to the long awns. tetragona: From Latin meaning 4 sided, referring to the leaves and fruit. Habitat: Open, dry …

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Plant of the month – Banksia

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: 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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