Native Plants Queensland
Townsville Branch
           PO Box 363 Aitkenvale Qld 4814












Keith Townsend has compiled two reference books for SGAP Townsville Inc. and over the years they have both proved invaluable to those of us keen to identify the wonderful diversity of local plants

This started in 1994 with the publication of "Across the Top", Gardening with Australian Plants" which describes some 1400 species, and includes several articles on topics ranging from successful gardening with native plants to encouraging birds and butterflies in your garden

The plant descriptions are entered by scientific name but there is a common name index and glossary, which altogether runs to 400 pages

This book was completely revised, updated and re-published in 2009




"Plants of the Dry Tropics" is a full colour publication which covers in its 190 pages many of the more commonly occurring plants of our immediate region

Divided into sections covering trees, shrubs, vines and herbs, it is easy to navigate, and provides several detailed photographs for each species, as well as a descriptive text

 In a handy small format this book is a must for everyone who enjoys our natural environment

        Field Guide







"Wattles of the Burra Range
section of the
White Mountains National Park"

is a new publication by
Betsy Jackes and Keith Townsend
Based on decades of experience this publication aims to take the hard work out of identifying the 60 plus species of wattle you are likely to encounter in this fascinating part of the world

The key is fully illustrated and is invaluable for all levels of expertise


 Available from local bookshops or the Society

Contact Keith Townsend

Phone: (07) 4755 2098