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Humble wattle gives us identity

Humble wattle gives us identity | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

"Another Australia Day has come and gone with a sadly familiar pattern emerging. In recent years our national day appears to be a trigger for disharmony and conflict, for competing interests and disturbance..."

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Conserving Rare and Threatened Species - a National Science Week event

Neville Walsh, Senior Conservation Botanist, explains how Gardens' staff are leading the way when it comes to conservation of rare and threatened plant species.

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Wakehurst Place botanists coax Tasmanian Banksia into flower

Wakehurst Place botanists coax Tasmanian Banksia into flower | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Botanists at Wakehurst Place have recorded the first UK outdoor flowering of the hard-to-propagate Banksia from the opposite side of the world.
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Gardening with Angus Stewart

Gardening with Angus Stewart | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

Join Angus Stewart talking native Australian native flora. Kangaroo paw, waratahs, grevilleas, gymea lilies. It is Sydney wildflower season.

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Could Australia's floral emblem hold answers for a hungry world?

Could Australia's floral emblem hold answers for a hungry world? | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
As food security becomes an increasing challenge into the future, experts believe indigenous foods may hold the key to feeding hungry nations. Australia's acacias, commonly known as wattles, are leading the charge.
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World first in getting rid of dieback disease

World first in getting rid of dieback disease | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
WA researchers have successfully carried out world first eradication trials of the plant disease, dieback.
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'What grows here?' - Android app

'What grows here?' - Android app | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

'What grows here?' will help individuals, passionate gardeners, community groups and businesses find out what plants will best suit their space and needs.

 

The app contains both botanical and commonly known names, and includes details of flower colours, blooming seasons, preferred soil ph, and most suitable locations for habitation. A linked Learning Hub will offer an additional layer of information and resources to support teachers and learners as well as facilitate citizen scientist and custodianship of plants.

 

The app is available through Google Play:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.brightcookie.whatgrowshere

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The fight to save the iconic banksia of Wilsons Prom

The fight to save the iconic banksia of Wilsons Prom | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Volunteers, staff at Parks Victoria and researchers from Latrobe University are part of a long haul fight to figure out what is killing one of Wilsons Promontory's most iconic plants, the coastal banksia.
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Native produce the original superfoods

Native produce the original superfoods | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
People could learn a lot about nutrition from the indigenous Australian diet, writes Carla Grossetti.
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Plantation of 9200 eucalypts has been created in western Sydney to feed Taronga Zoo’s koalas

Plantation of 9200 eucalypts has been created in western Sydney to feed Taronga Zoo’s koalas | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
TARONGA Zoo’s koalas are getting a new personal larder of eucalyptus trees to keep up with their specialised diets.
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Macadamia industry bounces back after booming demand in Asia

Macadamia industry bounces back after booming demand in Asia | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Australia's macadamia industry bounces back, with Asian demand pushing nut prices to record highs.
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The Eucalypts of Northern Australia: An Assessment of the Conservation Status of Taxa and Communities

The Eucalypts of Northern Australia: An Assessment of the Conservation Status of Taxa and Communities | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

Don Franklin and Noel Preece have just finished a report commissioned by ECNT on the conservation status of Australia’s northern eucalypts.  The executive summary is set out here, and the full report can be requested by email.

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Edward Hunter Heritage Bush Reserve, Moe, Victoria

Edward Hunter Heritage Bush Reserve, Moe, Victoria | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

The Reserve is approximately 58 hectares square and is one of the largest areas of native remnant vegetation in the Latrobe Valley.

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Bush Blitz seed bankers conserve iconic banksia

Bush Blitz seed bankers conserve iconic banksia | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
I've been out helping James Wood and Natalie Tapson, from the Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens, to collect seed from a small and declining single population of Banksia serrata on Flinders Island. On...
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Secrets of the Eucalypt - a National Science Week event

Discover the secret life of Eucalypts and the science behind our most iconic trees with John Arnott, Manager of Horticulture at the Royal Botanic Gardens Cra...
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Walcott garden earns stamp of approval

Walcott garden earns stamp of approval | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Rosalind and Benjamin Walcott's Red Hill property is a native wonderland that has starred in Open Gardens Australia and will now feature on stamps.
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History of the River Red Gum

History of the River Red Gum | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

Flooded Forest and Desert Creek: Ecology and History of the River Red Gum by Matthew Colloff explores the cultural importance of one of Australia’s most iconic trees, the river red gum. Central to the book is an exploration of our cultural, scientific and spiritual connections with Eucalyptus camaldulensis. Author Matthew Colloff talks to ECOS writer, Beth Askham.

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Herbarium a treasure trove for scholars

Herbarium a treasure trove for scholars | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
There are rich pickings to be found as a seldom-seen botanical time capsule opens its doors to the public.
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Vale John Wrigley, botanical collector and author

Vale John Wrigley, botanical collector and author | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
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Australia wins top award at world's biggest flower show

Australia wins top award at world's biggest flower show | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
A team of Australian gardeners have created history by claiming Best in Show honours at the prestigious Hampton Court Flower Show in London.
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Flora of Melbourne: a vital guide for gardeners and environmentalists

Flora of Melbourne: a vital guide for gardeners and environmentalists | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Councils use it, horticultural academics swear by it and it's the go-to text for environmental groups.
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Esperance Wildflowers: Acacia delphina - Dolphin Wattle

Esperance Wildflowers: Acacia delphina - Dolphin Wattle | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

The most interesting thing about this wattle is not the flowers, although they are far from being unattractive, but the foliage which is very eye-catching with its sweeping lines closely resembling a plunging dolphin.

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Eucalypt genome shows jet fuel potential

Eucalypt genome shows jet fuel potential | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
The genetic blueprint of an iconic Australian tree opens the way for better production of wood, medicines and possibly even eucalypt-based jet fuels.
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Burrendong Arboretum : The future, 50 years on

Burrendong Arboretum : The future, 50 years on | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
Volunteers urgently needed to keep the Arboretum going
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Supermarket invests in Indigenous food products

Supermarket invests in Indigenous food products | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it
A major supermarket is growing support for Indigenous bush food products.
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Future of our botany lies in plant bank at Mt Annan

Future of our botany lies in plant bank at Mt Annan | Australian Plants on the Web | Scoop.it

The PlantBank is Australia's first line of defence in plant conservation and the new building at the Australian Botanic Garden at Mount Annan is designed to safeguard the future of our native flora.

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