Plant profiles: Flannel flower
By: Judy Evans
The Actinotus genus has 16 species, 15 of them endemic to Australia and 1 to New Zealand. All are herbaceous and either annuals, perennials or short-living shrubs. The Actinotus or flannel flower belongs to the carrot family Apiaceae and grows in a great variety of...
By: Judy Evans
Correas are Australian native plants which belong to the rue family (Rutaceae). They are evergreen shrubs and grow in temperate regions. The name ‘Correa’ was given to the species by Sir Joseph Banks in honour of his friend, Jose Francesco Correia da Serra, a...
By: Judy Evans
The Myrtle family contains many genera, one of which is Calothamnus (claw bush or net bush). There are around 40 species of this genus, all native to Western Australia and mostly found in the extreme south-west although some species occur in the arid inland areas...
By: Judy Evans
Western Australia has a plethora of horticultural species which are unique. The south-west region is particularly rich in plants that are not found anywhere else. One such genus is Chamelaucium which belongs to the Myrtaceae family (myrtles). There are around 30 species in this genus...
By: Judy Evans
There are around 53 species in the genus Conospermum, most of which are endemic to south-western Western Australia. There are nine species in the eastern states. Conospermum belongs to the protea family (Proteaceae) and the plants are commonly known as smoke bush. In their natural...
By: Judy Evans
The Conostylis wildflower is native to Western Australia and is found only in the south west corner of that state. There are some 40 odd species. Some species have plants that are attached to each other by fleshy underground stems while in others the clumps...
By: Judy Evans
Cordylines Native to Australia Eight species of the genus Cordyline are found in Australasia. There are about 15 species overall with some occurring in the western Pacific and one in tropical America. The Cordyline are erect, evergreen shrubs. The scientific family to which they...
By: Judy Evans
The legume family of plants, Fabaceae, has many genera of which Brachysema was only one. Quite recently all members of Brachysema were transferred to Gastrolobium. For convenience, the species will be referred to as Brachysema here, rather than duplicating the terms Brachysema and Gastrolobium throughout...
By: Judy Evans
There are a number of hybrid cultivars in the Grevillea family. Mostly they fit into one of three groups, based on the type of flower they bear. Each group is based on a limited range of parent species. The three groups are: * the banksia...
By: Judy Evans
The Hovea genus belongs to the legume family of Fabaceae and to the pea-flower subfamily. There are 38 species in the Hovea genus, all endemic to Australia. There is a wide distribution of this plant through woodlands and open forests. The leaves are arranged in...

 

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