Native cherries are everywhere, but we know surprisingly little about them.
It takes a eucalyptus tree more than a hundred years to develop hollows suitable to shelter Aussie animals, and just moments to cut it down.
Australia is the world centre for sexual deception in plants, tricking wasps along the way.
One of the great Australian trees – messmate stringybark, Eucalyptus obliqua.
Spinifex grass is a (slightly ugly) Aussie battler that keeps on giving.
European settlers suspected Australia's high tropical forests hid native rhododendrons.
Scientists are racing against the clock to figure out how to propagate the rare leek orchid before it goes extinct.
Black wattle is part of Australia's iconic acacia family, but it's largely regarded as a pest overseas. But this fast-growing plant is a boon to gardeners, improving soil and sheltering other plants.
Depending on the species, touching a stinging tree can be like 30 wasp stings at once or being burnt with hot acid and electrocuted at the same time.
Grass trees are wonderfully odd. They fit no neat definition, and can live up to 600 years.
In a few idyllic parts of Queensland grows the idiot fruit, a tall tree with intricate flowers and some of the largest seeds in Australia.
How a species of screw pine unique to Lord Howe Island has evolved its own rainwater harvesting system that allows it to grow tall.
Only when flowering is Pilostyles visible externally, the flowers erupting from the stems of its host like a weird botanical Alien.
Wollemi pines have survived for hundreds of millions of years. Once covering Australia, they now survive in a few isolated spots – but they're coming back in a big way.
The majestic Eucalyptus regnans stands far above its forest brethren.
Sandpaper figs are the swiss army knife of Australian flora.
The Bunya pine is a unique and majestic Australian tree that commands respect.
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