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GNP 1 coverAn introduction to Growing Native Plants

In the 1970s and early 1980s the Australian National Botanic Gardens (then known as Canberra Botanic Gardens) produced a landmark series of booklets called 'Growing Native Plants', issuing one volume a year for 14 years. This was at a time when little was available on this topic in commercial publishing.

With the private publication of 'Australian Native Plants' by John Wrigley and Murray Fagg in 1979 and the first volumes of the multi-part 'Encyclopaedia of Australian Plants' by Rodger Elliot and David Jones in the 1980s, there was less demand for the government to produce the series and it finished at Number 14.

This Web version updates highlights from the series, making the information available to a much larger local and world audience. In recent years new species have been added, written by the Botanical Interns as part of their training program with the Australian National Herbarium. The Interns research each species and talk to the horticultural staff of the Gardens to gain further information.

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Plants

A
Acacia adunca
Acacia aneura
Acacia beckleri
Acacia denticulosa
Acacia drummondii
Acacia flexifolia
Acacia howittii
Acacia iteaphylla
Acacia lineata
Acacia pendula
Acacia - prostrate cultivars
Acacia spectabilis
Acacia suaveolens
Acacia triptera
Acacia vestita
Actinotus helianthi
Agonis juniperina – see Taxandria juniperina
Allocasuarina distyla
Allocasuarina inophloia
Alloxylon pinnatum
Alphitonia excelsa
Alyogyne huegelii
Amorphophallus paeoniifolius
Angophora costata
Angophora hispida
Anigozanthos 'Dwarf Delight'
Anigozanthos flavidus
Anopterus glandulosus
Aphanopetalum resinosum
Araucaria cunninghamii
Astartea fascicularis
Atriplex nummularia
Austromyrtus dulcis

B
Babingtonia 'Howies Feather Tips'
Backhousia citriodora
Baeckea 'Howies Feathertips' – see Babingtonia 'Howies Feather Tips'
Baeckea gunniana
Baeckea linifolia
Baeckea ramosissima – now Euryomyrtus ramosissima)
Banksia aemula
Banksia blechnifolia
Banksia ericifolia subsp. ericifolia
Banksia marginata
Banksia robur
Banksia spinulosa
Bauera rubioides
Billardiera scandens
Blandfordia nobilis
Blechnum pennamarina subsp. alpina
Bonsai – native plant examples
Boronia deanei
Boronia heterophylla
Boronia megastigma
Boronia mollis
Boronia pinnata
Boronia serrulata
Boronia subulifolia
Bossiaea walkeri
Brachychiton populneus
Brachychiton rupestris
Brachyscome multifida

Bulbine bulbosa
Bulbine glauca
Bursaria spinosa

C
Calandrinia balonensis
Callicoma serratifolia

Callistemon acuminatus
Callistemon brachyandrus
Callistemon citrinus
Callistemon pallidus
Callistemon phoeniceus
Callistemon pityoides
Callistemon viminalis
Calocephalus lacteus
Calostemma purpureum
Calothamnus quadrifidus
Calotis scabiosifolia
Calytrix leschenaultii
Calytrix tetragona
Carpobrotus glaucescens
Castanospermum australe
Casuarina glauca 'Cousin It' (prostrate form)
Ceratopetalum gummiferum
Chorizema cordatum
Chrysocephalum apiculatum
Citrus australasica
Clematis aristata
Clematis gentianoides
Commersonia fraseri
Conospermum huegelii
Cordyline obtecta
Cordyline stricta
Coronidium 'Helping Hand'
Coronidium telfordii
Correa baeuerlenii
Correa 'Dusky Bells'
Correa reflexa
Crowea exalata
Cryptandra alpina
Cyathea spp.
Cyperus lucidus
Cyphanthera albicans

D
Dampiera diversifolia
Dampiera purpurea
Darwinia citriodora

Darwinia fascicularis
Daviesia mimosoides
Dendrobium kingianum
Dendrobium speciosum
Derwentia derwentiana – see Veronica derwentiana
Derwentia perfoliata see Veronica perfoliata
Dianella revoluta
Dianella tasmanica
Dicksonia antarctica
Diplarrena moraea
Diselma archeri
Dockrillia linguiformis
Dodonaea viscosa
Doodia aspera
Doryanthes excelsa
Doryanthes palmeri

E
Elaeocarpus reticulatus
Enchylaena tomentosa
Epacris impressa
Eremophila calorhabdos
Eremophila debilis
Eremophila longifolia
Eremophila racemosa
Eremophila subfloccosa
Eriostemon myoporoides – see Philotheca myoporoides
Eriostemon verrucosus – see Philotheca verrucosa
Eryngium ovinum
Eucalypts for northern hemisphere cold climates
Eucalyptus apiculata
Eucalyptus cunninghamii
Eucalyptus curtisii
Eucalyptus gregsoniana
Eucalyptus imlayensis
Eucalyptus lacrimans
Eucalyptus mannifera
Eucalyptus moorei
Eucalyptus parvula
Eucalyptus pauciflora
Eucalyptus rossii
Eucalyptus viridis
Eucryphia lucida
Eucryphia moorei

Euryomyrtus ramosissima

G
Geijera parviflora
Goodenia hederacea
Goodenia humilis
Goodenia macmillanii
Goodenia robusta
Goodia lotifolia
Gossypium sturtianum
Grevillea alpina
Grevillea baueri
Grevillea confertifolia
Grevillea diminuta
Grevillea dimorpha
Grevillea dryandroides
Grevillea 'Evelyn's Coronet'
Grevillea iaspicula
Grevillea jephcottii
Grevillea lanigera
Grevillea leptobotrys
Grevillea 'Little Thicket'
Grevillea longifolia
Grevillea longistyla
Grevillea macleayana
Grevillea mollis
Grevillea 'Poorinda Royal Mantle'
Grevillea rhyolitica
Grevillea willisii
Gunniopsis intermedia

H
Hakea bucculenta
Hakea corymbosa
Hakea laurina
Hakea propinqua
Hakea sericea
Hakea verrucosa
Helichrysum 'Helping Hand' – see Coronidium 'Helping Hand'
Hibbertia empetrifolia
Hibbertia pedunculata
Hibiscus heterophyllus
Homoranthus flavescens
Howittia trilocularis
Hoya macgillivrayi
Hypocalymma angustifolium
Hypocalymma 'Golden Veil'

I
Indigofera australis
Isopogon anemonifolius
Isopogon anethifolius
Isopogon fletcheri
Isopogon formosus
Isotoma anethifolia
Isotoma axillaris

J
Jacksonia scoparia
Joycea pallida – see Rytidosperma pallidum

K
Kunzea affinis
Kunzea ambigua
Kunzea 'Badja Carpet'

L
Lechenaultia biloba
Lechenaultia formosa
Leionema coxii
Leptospermum brachyandrum
Leptospermum macrocarpum
Leptospermum rotundifolium
Leptospermum spectabile
Leptospermum squarrosum

Leptospermum thompsonii
Leucochrysum albicans
Leucophyta brownii
Lomandra filiformis
Lomandra longifolia
Lythrum salicaria

M
Macropidia fuliginosa
Macrozamia communis
Marsilea drummondii
Melaleuca cuticularis
Melaleuca diosmatifolia

Melaleuca elliptica
Melaleuca exuvia
Melaleuca fulgens
Melaleuca gibbosa
Melaleuca groveana
Melaleuca incana
Melaleuca lateritia
Melaleuca micromera
Melaleuca nesophila
Melaleuca spathulata
Melaleuca thymifolia
Melaleuca wilsonii
Melia azedarach
Mentha diemenica
Microcachrys tetragona
Micromyrtus ciliata
Micromyrtus grandis
Mirbelia speciosa

Muehlenbeckia axillaris
Myoporum bateae
Myoporum floribundum
Myoporum insulare
Myrmecodia beccarii

N
Nematolepis phebalioides

O
Olearia asterotricha
Olearia astroloba
Olearia erubescens
Olearia iodochroa
Olearia phlogopappa

P
Pandorea 'Golden Showers'
Pandorea jasminoides
Paraserianthes lophantha
Patersonia species
Pelargonium rodneyanum
Persoonia chamaepitys
Persoonia pinifolia
Phebalium coxii – now Leionema coxii
Phebalium squamulosum subsp. argenteum
Phebalium squamulosum subsp. parvifolium
Philotheca myoporoides
Pileanthus vernicosus
Philotheca verrucosa
Platycerium bifurcatum
Platycerium superbum
Podocarpus lawrencei
Polyscias sambucifolius
Polystichum proliferum
Pomaderris intermedia
Proiphys spp.

Prostranthera aspalathoides
Prostanthera cuneata
Prostanthera lasianthos

Prumnopitys ladei
Pultenaea pedunculata
Pultenaea villosa


R
Regelia ciliata
Rhodanthe anthemoides
Rhodanthe chlorocephala
Ricinocarpos bowmanii
Rulingia hermanniifolia
Rytidosperma pallidum

S
Santalum acuminatum
Sarcochilus falcatus
Scaevola aemula
Scaevola hookeri
Scleranthus biflorus
Solanum laciniatum
Sphagnum cristatum
Stypandra glauca
Swainsona formosa
Swainsona galegifolia
Syzygium wilsonii

T
Tasmannia purpurascens
Taxandria juniperina
Telopea 'Braidwood Brilliant'
Telopea speciosissima
Thomasia petalocalyx
Thelychiton kingianus
Thelychiton speciosus
Thelionema grande
Themeda triandra
Thryptomene calycina
Thryptomene saxicola
Tristaniopsis laurina

V
Veronica derwentiana
Veronica formosa
Veronica perfoliata
Verticordia monadelpha
Viminaria juncea

Viola betonicifolia

W
Wahlenbergia gloriosa
Westringia fruticosa
Wollemia nobilis

X
Xanthorrhoea glauca
Xanthostemon verticillatus
Xerochrysum bracteatum 'Diamond Head'
Xerochrysum viscosum

Z
Zieria citriodora
Zieria cytisoides

 

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