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Mt Conner Wattle

Growing up to 4m, this rare wattle produces a flush of cylindrical yellow flowers in winter. It is only found
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Mt Olga Wattle

Killed by hot wildfires, this species grows to around 6m high. It occurs mainly on granite hills and ranges and
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Myall Gidgee

Growing predominantly on limestone soils in scattered populations across Central Australia, this shrubby tree grows up to about 5m high.
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Red Mulga

Attractive Garden Plant: Its distinctive curls of reddish bark capture the evening light beautifully! It flowers after good rain and
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Red-bud Mallee

Attractive Garden Tree: An attractive pinkbarked mallee that grows to 6m. The red pointed caps of the flower buds are
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Rock Fuchsia Bush

Growing up to 1.5m, this species produces large lilac flowers after rains and sheds its lower leaves to conserve moisture
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Round-leaved Mallee

Attractive Garden Tree: This very attractive, hardy mallee is popular in cultivation because of it beautiful blue-grey, often heart shaped
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Sharp-capped Mallee

Attractive Garden Tree: Grows up to 6m high, has smooth, reddish-brown bark, leathery grey-green leaves, and large yellow flowers that
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Shiny-leaved Mallee

Attractive Garden Tree: Growing up to 5m high, the distinguishing features of this small tree are its bright green shiny
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Silver Cassia

Attractive Garden Plant: Growing to 2m high in a wide range of habitats, Silver Cassia is very common and widespread
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Silver Indigo

This attractive silver-grey shrub produces purplishpink pea flowers in early summer or after rain. Although very drought tolerant, it is
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Silver Witchetty

Large, gnarly seed pods are produced after good rains. Occurs sporadically mostly on gravely hills or along watercourses throughout the
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Smoke Bush

This low rounded shrub grows up to 60cm high, flowers prolifically after rains and is very drought tolerant. Widely distributed
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Snappy Gum

Attractive Garden Tree: Its distinctive smooth white bark and occasional waxy blue young stems and leaves make it an attractive
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Sturt Creek Mallee

Growing to 4m, this species has four tiny teeth on the rim of the fruit capsule and long, narrow leaves.
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Turpentine Bush

An attractive dense spreading shrub growing 2-4m wide and high with distinctive red curling (minni ritchi) bark. It occurs in
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Undoolya Wattle

Attractive Garden Plant: Listed nationally as threatened due to its limited distribution in the East MacDonnell Ranges and its vulnerability
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Victoria Spring Mallee

Attractive Garden Tree: The pinkish-grey bark provides an attractive contrast to the glaucous leaves. Grows up to 6m high on
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Waddy Wood

This threatened species is only known from three different populations on the fringes of the Simpson Desert. Growing to 17m,
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Whitewood

Attractive Garden Tree: Whitewood grows to 7m, produces creamy flowers in the warmer months, and winged ‘helicopter’ seeds. An attractive
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