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Plant of the Month

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Plant of the Month

July 2024

Introducing Clandestine Triggerplant, an undescribed species of Stylidium from the eastern Kimberley and adjacent Northern Territory.

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Plant of the Month

June 2024

Grevillea miniata is an open, spreading to erect shrub or tree, growing to 1.8–5 m high.

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Plant of the Month

May 2024

This month, we highlight one of our non-plant taxa, the eye-catching Pretzel Slime Mould.

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Plant of the Month

April 2024

Cork Hopbush is a member of the small family Zygophyllaceae and is endemic to Western Australia.

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Plant of the Month

March 2024

Every March, we highlight one of Western Australia’s seaweeds, and this month, we have Rhipilia psammophila (the ‘sand-loving’ Rhipilia), a new species that was described in late 2023.

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Plant of the Month

February 2024

Gomphrena flaccida is an erect, single-stemmed annual growing to 1 m high with masses of globe-shaped, bright pink-purple flowers that are clustered in dense, terminal spikes.

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Plant of the Month

January 2024

The distinctive feature of this grass is the inflorescence, a dense ovoid panicle with protruding awns resulting in a relatively soft hedgehog-like appearance.

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Plant of the Month

December 2023

Shining Sundew is a diminutive, carnivorous herb growing to around 20 mm high and 10 mm wide.

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Plant of the Month

November 2023

Wonnich is generally an erect shrub growing to 3–4 m tall, but occasionally forms a tree to 7 m tall.

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Plant of the Month

October 2023

Albany Catspaw is a perennial herb with strappy, grey-green leaves growing to about 30–40 cm high, with flower stems covered in reddish hairs and about 80 cm tall.

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Updated: 19 Oct 2023
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Plant of the Month

September 2023

Magnificent Prostanthera is part of the mint family (Lamiaceae) and has sweetly scented leaves when crushed.

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Plant of the Month

August 2023

Lechenaultia macrantha (Wreath Leschenaultia) is a small, ground-hugging, sparsely branched shrub growing to around 50 cm high.

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Updated: 1 Sep 2023