Gardening

Plant of the month

Botanical Name: Tristaniopsis laurina Common Name: Water Gum Family: Myrtaceae Meaning: Tristaniopsis: From Jules MC Tristan, a French botanist. laurina: From Latin inus and laurus, referring to the resemblance of Laurel-like leaves. Habitat: Moist sandstone gullies and mountain valleys along creeks and rivers. …

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Plant of the month

Botanical Name: Lambertia formosa Common Name: Mountain Devil Family: Proteaceae Meaning: Lambertia: Named after English botanist Aylmer Bourke Lambert. formosa: From Latin for beautiful, formosus, referring to the flowers Habitat: Heath scrubs and dry forest understories on sandstone. Habit: Shrub to 2m …

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Plant of the month

Botanical Name: Austrostipa pubescens Common Name: Tall Speargrass Family: Poaceae Austrostipa: from Latin austro meaning southern and stipa from Greek word meaning fibre. pubescens: meaning softly hairy Habitat: Woodland, open forest, heath on sandy or rocky soils. Habit: Tall grass to 1m. …

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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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