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Native Plants Queensland

We are a community-based organisation committed to growing, conserving and studying Australian plants

Propagating and growing native plants for beautiful, sustainable, fauna-friendly gardens and public spaces

Preserving and protecting native plant habitats to maintain the incredible diversity of our Australian flora

Sharing native plant knowledge and expertise through information guides and in-person activities

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member benefits

  • Take part in bush walks, garden visits, guest speaker events & propagation groups
  • Obtain free native plant seed from the NPQ Seed bank
  • Receive a copy of our quarterly journal
  • Access native plant articles & much more in the Members Only section of this website

Native Plant Information

 

Guilfoylia monostylis

MEMBERS ONLY BLOG

NPQ members have exclusive access to our expansive blog & database. Featuring regularly updated Journal & branch newsletters articles.

Wahlenbergia graniticola

PUBLIC BLOG

A selection of articles & information from our Members Only Blog. A great place to start learning about native plants, fauna & the environment.

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GARDENING GUIDES

Read or download a collection of native plant & gardening how-to guides created by some of our knowledgeable & very talented members.

Featured Branch Event

Brisbane Western Suburbs

 

Learn about the macro photography of native flowers from guest speaker Roman Buzianczuk. Come along to the NPQ Brisbane Western Suburbs branch meeting on Tuesday the 4th of October to learn more about this very interesting subject.

Free entry & open to everyone.

The presentation will show reflective light characteristics and form, specific to attracting correct pollinators which, through speciation, have become specialists. Plus there will be beautiful specimen flowers, a great plant raffle 🌱 and supper will follow so it is going to be a great evening!

👉 Location: Kenmore Library Meeting Room, 9 Brookfield Rd, Kenmore QLD 4069

👉 Date & Time: 4th October, starting 7pm

 Next Event

Rosewood Native Plants Market + Enviro Day

15th October

Eremophila Study Group Geoff Simmons Grant Project

Will you be visiting western Queensland in winter 2022?    Can you help with a research project as a Citizen Scientist?

The Eremophila Study Group (part of the Australian Native Plants Society of Australia) is seeking assistance from native plant enthusiasts to help collect fruit and plant samples for a research project into Eremophila, an endemic genus which is found in the drier parts of Australia, during this period.
The project needs to collect fruit, pollen and soil samples from up to 24 species of Queensland Eremophila growing in the wild, in order to study seed formation and link it to pollen viability, soil microbes and climate data.
The general public is being asked to collect fruit, record their location, and send them (with some other information) to the University, to form the basis of the samples to be used in the analysis.
The project is funded by $23,864 from the Simmons Bequest and a further $64,000 to be contributed in-kind kind from the Study Group and the University of Queensland (UQ), which will be sub-contracted to complete the research. The team at UQ comprises Dr Robyn Cave (horticulture), Professor Steve Adkins (plant physiology) and Dr Lynn Hoffman (plant physiology).
For more general information, see the Frequently Asked Questions.

For fruit collection protocols and instructions please click here.

To register your interest, email Robyn Cave at the University of Queensland (r.cave@uq.edu.au). Robyn will send a collection protocol which must be followed in order to collect samples that can be used for the research.

Fruit collection must take place between April and September 2022, so act now!