Wallum and Coastal Heathland Study Group

The Wallum and Coastal Heathland Study Group is one of a number of such Groups whose aims are to further knowledge about the cultivation, propagation and conservation of specific Australian plants. The Wallum Group is a little different to most other Study Groups in that its interest is a specific vegetation type (coastal 'Wallum' heath) rather that a genus or family of plants.

This Group was formed with the aim of studying the cultivation and propagation of coastal heathland species in the face of widespread destruction of habitat for development, particularly in south-east Queensland.

Ricinocarpos pinifolius    Boronia safrolifera
Wallum Wildflowers
Left: Ricinocarpos pinifolius, Wedding Bush. Right: Boronia safrolifera.

Photos: Brian Walters

The Study Group's newsletters document reports from members into cultivation issues, propagation methods and natural occurrences of different species. The group also organises field trips to natural areas to observe and record heathland species growing in the wild

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