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Vulnerable tree to 5m in Currumbin & Tallebudgera valleys. Leaves alternate, pinnate, wavy margins, 4-12 leaflets, each to 9cm. Female & male flowers on same plant. Orange, 3-valved fruit in summer.
Where to look:
Abelmoschus moschatus subsp tuberosis
Short-lived twiggy shrub to 2m with hairy stems. Hibiscus like watermelon pink flowers. Underground tuber, plant dies back in dry and regrows in wet season.
Where to look: Near entrance to Arts & Ecology area.
(Crinkle Bush, Wild Parsley)
Common shrub found in eucalypt forest. To 2m. Leaves alternate, pinnate or lobed. White flowers in branched spikes to 30cm. Seed capsule to 50mm splits to reveal winged seeds.
Where to look: Throughout the Gardens and bushland.