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There are many native plants, that in their own habitat are considered rare and endangered. Home gardeners play a vital role in the cultivation of certain Australian plant species. Next time you visit your local Australian plants specialist be sure to collect a rare species to take home to care for.

Often the rare species are not too hard to grow, often they are facing extinction in their native habitat due to habitat destruction. Eremophila nivea is a classic example, this hardy native is grown widely for its outstanding silver foliage and mauve flowers yet is considered rare in its native habitat. Perfectly suited to an open sunny position this Silky Eremophila will grow successfully in many different soil types once established.

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