Pink flannel flowers bring a ray of hope and renewal to bushfire-ravaged country.
Scientist have compiled a definitive list of the top 100 plants at risk of extinction in Australia, and it isn’t looking good.
Science & Environment
Jacaranda season is well and truly underway, and while you may think you know all there is to know about the iconic purple-flowered trees, there’s actually more to them than meets the eye.
New research shows that our waratahs can withstand a lot.
Banksia enthusiasts Kevin and Kathy Collins run the world’s only complete banksia arboretum but getting the entire collection was no easy task.
Lapping up the sweet nectar of Australia’s juiciest plants at night, and then napping all throughout the day, Australia’s unique honey possums are living out our dreams.
History & Culture
The significance of stamp art often goes under appreciated. Compacted into small, square dimensions, featured illustrations offer a slice of Australian history. We’ve been using postal stamps as early as 1812 and since this time we’ve communicated our landmarks, our icons and treasured moments in our history. However nothing communicates the beauty, rich and rare of the country quite like our native flora. Here, we look back on the intricate botanical illustrations that have adorned Australian stamps over the decades.
This orchid only flowers after a fire, so you may not spot colonies of these striking plants in bloom for decades.
Known also as tickle-me plant, touch-me-not, shy plant, humble plant and sleeping grass, this weed has intrigued naturalists for hundreds of years.