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Uncommon shrub or small tree to 4m. Deciduous when flowering. Brown, hairy, boat-shaped seed pods. The Brachychiton bidwillii flower is the emblem for the Friends of the Gardens.
Where to look: Entrance of the Arts & Ecology Centre and various other gardens.
(Macadamia, Queensland Nut)
Tree to 20m. White flowers on spikes to 15cm, winter to spring. Edible, nutritious nuts to 3.5cm in summer.
Where to look: There are two trees at the car park exit at the rear of the Arts & Ecology Centre.
(Purple Pea Bush)
Upright shrub to 2m in open, shady forest/rainforest margins. Clusters of purple 7mm flowers. Pods to 15mm.
Where to look: Throughout the Gardens.