Images by Glenn Leiper

Native Plants Queensland is a community-based organisation committed to growing, conserving and studying Australian plants.

Conservation Alert

Myrtle Rust disease driving native plant species to extinction

Myrtle Rust has been steadily spreading north and south from its original illegal entry point into Australia in the Gosford area. It's already causing the steep decline of a number of Australian native plant species, at least four of which are now approaching extinction after only a few years of exposure. The beginnings of ecosystem-level decline are starting to become apparent in rainforest, coastal heathland, and some Melaleuca wetland communities.

A draft Action Plan to guide a coordinated national environmental response to Myrtle Rust is now open for public feedback until 31 August 2018.

Please make your concerns heard! Let's apply all the public pressure we can to ensure commitment from Government, businesses and environmental organisations, to protect our native biodiversity. Click below for the details and links.

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What's On

2 September 2018

Rosewood Plant Sale

Our Ipswich Branch will be hosting a Plant and Enviro Day at the Rosewood Showgrounds on Sunday 2 September 2018, starting 9am.

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21-23 September 2018

Yabba in Warwick

Our biennial conference, Yabba, will be hosted by Warwick on Queensland's southern Darling Downs on the weekend of 21-23 September 2018.

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15-16 September 2018

Spring Wildflower Show and Native Plants Market

Don't miss our annual Spring Wildflower Show and Native Plants Market on 15-16 September 2018 at Brisbane's Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens.

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What's on this week

19 Jul 2018
Logan River Branch

21 Jul 2018
Cairns Branch

21 Jul 2018
Kingaroy and Districts Branch

25 Jul 2018
Tablelands Branch

26 Jul 2018
Mackay Branch

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Winter Gathering

At our Winter Gathering hosted by Pine Rivers at Kumbartcho Environmental Centre on 17 June 2018, we heard from: Conservation Officer, Glenn Leiper, about the serious Myrtle Rust infestation; Jane Fountain about the proposed Zipline (Flying Fox)  from Mt Cootha down to the Botanical Gardens; and several members who shared their photographs and memories of the Tasmanian Federal Conference in January, in a presentation entitled ‚ÄúRecalling Grass Roots to Mountain Tops".
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