Plants in Focus

The Volunteer Guides regularly research plants and publish their findings for the benefit of other Guides and also other plant enthusiasts:

Acanthus pubescens Prickly Acanthus : Sarah King August 2015

Acer pseudoplatanus 'Leopoldii'  Variegated Sycamore : Jayne Salmon February 2016

Agathis robusta and Agathis australis Queensland Kauri and New Zealand Kauri : David Johnson December 2016

Backhousia citriodora Lemon Scented Myrtle: Rachel HawkerDecember 2018

Bartlettina sordida  Blue mist flower :  Norma Sheperd November 2017

Brugmansia  Angel's Trumpet : Norma Shepard September 2018

Buddleia x weyerana Butterfly Bush : January 2014

Cordyline petiolaris Broad Leaf Palm Lily : Cherry Collins June 2018

Corylus avellana 'Contorta’, Contorted Hazel: Helen Rodd July 2018

Dodonaea viscosa  Sticky Hop Bush: Lucy Pope November 2018

Dracunculus vulgaris Dragon Arum : Jill McGuinness January 2015

Echinocactus grisonii Golden Barrel Cactus : April 2013

Entelea arborescens New Zealand Paper Mulberry : Annie McGeachy March 2016

Fagus sylvatica 'Atropunicea'  Purple Beech or Copper Beech : Jenny Dean January 2017

Ficus - The Wonderful World of Figs : David Johnson January 2016

Helleborus Hellebores : Gwen Anderson October 2017

Impatients niamniamensis Parrot Impatiens : Sarah King / David Johnson April 2017

Jubaea chilensis Chilean Wine Palm : Anthea Williams November 2016

Juglans nigra Black Walnut : Jayne Salmon June 2017

Juniperus thurifera Spanish Juniper : Cherry Collins June 2016



Leptospermum laevigatum Coast Teatree : Patricia Brideson  March 2018

Magnolia : Jenny Dean September 2015

Meterosideros collina Springfire Christmas Bush : Rachel Hawker August 2016

Microseris walteri Murnong : David Johnson September 2017

Montanoa bipinnatifida Mexican Daisy : Annie McGeachy May 2017

Osmanthus fragrans Fortune's OsmanthusAnthea Williams July 2015

Pittosporum angustifolium Weeping Pittosporum : Jayne Salmon May 2014

Plectranthus ecklonii Cockspur : Sarah King April 2016

Podocarpus elatus and Prumnopitys andina Plum Pine and Plum Fir : Cherry Collins February 2017

Sophora howinsula Lignum Vitae or Lord Howe kōwhai : Lucy Pope August 2017

Stachyurus praecox Japanese Early Spiketail : Jenny Dean October 2017

Tasmannia lanceolata Mountain Pepper : Liz Bennetto June 2014

Toona ciliata Australian Red Cedar : Diana Sawyer December 2014

Viburnum x burkwoodii Burkwood Viburnum : Gwen Anderson September 2016

Witch's Broom in Eastern Park : David Johnson May 2016

Wollemia nobilis Wollemi Pine : Jenny Dean July 2016

Xanthorrhoea  Grasstree : Tilly Brunton May 2018