Standing out in the Gardens in

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July

Brachychiton bidwillii

(Little Kurrajong)

Family: Sterculiaceae

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.

 
 

Allocasuarina thalassoscopica

(Mount Coolum Casuarina)

Family: Casuarinaceae 

Endangered small tree of Mt Coolum. Separate male and female plants.

Where to look: Sculpture Garden & open lawn - picnic table end.

 
 

Hardenbergia violacea

(Native Sarsaparilla)

Family: Fabaceae

Prostrate or twining vine.

Where to look: Throughout the Gardens.

Eupomatia bennettii

(Small Bolwarra)

Family: Eupomatiaceae

Slender, upright shrub to 2m tall, usually less and single-trunked. Branchlets zig-zag. Perfumed solitary, terminal yellowish flowers, winter to summer. Cup-shaped, greenish domed fruit.

 

Tecomanthe hillii

(Fraser Island Creeper)

Family: Bignoniaceae

Near threatened, moderately vigorous climber. Racemes of rich pink flowers to 8cm.

Where to look: Friendship Colonade.

 
 

Acacia fimbriata

(Fringed Wattle, Brisbane Golden Wattle)

Family: Mimosaceae

Small shrub or tree to 5m.

Where to look: Along the entrance to the Garden and edges of the carpark.

Hovea acutifolia

(Purple Pea Bush)​

Family: Fabaceae

Upright shrub to 2m.

Where to look: Throughout the Gardens.

 

Smilax australis

(Barbed-wire Vine)

Family: Smilacaceae

Prickly vine, climbing by tendrils. 5mm white flowers in clusters all year. Lightly fragrant. Fruit globose, black, to 8mm.

Where to find: Throughout the forest. Very evident along the Upland Track.

Anthocarapa nitidula

(Incense Cedar)

Family: Meliaceae

Tree to 25m. Yellowish-brown, pear-shaped, 20mm fruit, splitting to reveal seeds enclosed in red aril.

Where to look: Sculpture Garden.

 
 

Myoporum boninense subsp. australe

(Mangrove Boobialla)

Family: Myoporaceae

Shrub, prostrate or up to 0.5m. 5-petalled white flowers in small clusters. Purplish fruit to 8mm.

Where to find: Edge of the lagoon on the open lawn side. Also at end of the Sculpture Garden.

Acacia concurrens

(Black Wattle)

Family: Mimosaceae

Tree to 8m. Perfumed flower spikes to 10cm.

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Carex appressa

(Tall Sedge)

Family: Cyperaceae

Clumping, grass-like plant to 1.5m tall. Slender flower spikes to 1.5m.

Where to find: Along the carpark edges.

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Pultenaea villosa

(Hairy Pea Bush)

Family: Fabaceae

Common hairy shrub to 2m. Flowers to 10mm, sometimes with red markings. Inflated pods to 6mm long.

Where to find: Higher altitude areas of the Gardens.

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Photography: The majority of the photos in this collection are the wonderful and much appreciated work of Greg & Judy Miller. Many other members of the Friends have also kindly contributed their favourite images.

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November - March

7.00 am to 6.00 pm

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