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PLANT OF THE WEEK
Hoya australis (waxflower)
This is an attractive little native Australian plant that deserves to be better known than it is. Take a moment to look it up here - perhaps you can find a spot for it in your garden.
All the plants shown in this website grow on Magnetic Island,
8 kilometres (5 miles) offshore from Townsville in North Queensland, Australia.
The island is in the dry tropics.
The average annual rainfall is about 1500 mm (58 inches), most of it falling in the "wet season" (December to March). The rest of the year is very dry.
The plants described here may be found in the bushland near one of the walking tracks,
or on one of the beaches,
or by the roadside,
or in the parks,
or in private gardens.
To find a plant, look under
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Page last updated 15th January 2018