Number 8...December 1997
ISSN 1326-7469

Australian Plants online is published in March, June, September and December by the Society for Growing Australian Plants, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the growing, conservation, promotion and appreciation of Australian native plants.

First Cuttings
Odds and Ends
An Australian plant mailing list? Archiving old articles; New cultivars; Media watch.


Australian Floral Emblems 8; Wahlenbergia gloriosa

The "ACT Bluebell" - the floral emblem of the Australian Capital Territory.

A Simple Botany of Wattles

The characteristics of the genus Acacia with a minimum of technical terms.

The Flowering Sands

"Wallum" (coastal heath) is home to an enormous variety of plants.

Bunya Feast

Bunya pines produce a bountiful harvest.

Phosphorus Needs of Australian Plants

Removing the uncertainty regarding phosphorus toxicity.

Re-establishing Local Bushland in Suburban Melbourne

Dedication pays dividends in the return of native flora.

Dyeing with Eucalypts

This isn't a story about falling branches!!! Here we're adding colour to wool.....

Christmas Tree


Electronic Mailbox

Problems, comments, suggestions...and a few answers.

Short Cuts

Growing plants from seed; Plant nomenclature; Getting the priorities right; Hakea trineura - a geographical oddity; Around the "S" bend; Growing grass trees.

A Good Read

Reviews of some current publications on the Australian flora.

Net Watch

Sites worth're sure to agree!

Back Issues

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Australian Plants online - December 1997
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Issue date: 7 December 1997