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For one of our Mother’s Day activities this year we ran ‘A precious plant for a precious mum’ with the students and their mothers. Students spent time with their ‘precious mums’ learning about why a lot of our native plants have become threatened or endangered. We also discussed some different ways we can help protect and preserve these different species. One of the ways we can help is by planting threatened species in our home gardens. Mothers were given a Calocephalus citreus, (Lemon Beauty Heads), seedling and an information card containing plant information as a Mother’s Day gift. This is a local threatened plant species and the aim is for the seedlings to be planted in home gardens and looked after, ultimately increasing the number of Calocephalus citreus on the Fleurieu Peninsula.

Calocephalus citreus seeds were given to Investigator College as part of the SEEDS projects run by the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. The Year 4s propagated these plants last year during their Currency Creek EcoCentre excursions.

…….It would be great to see some photos of where these seedlings have been planted and how they grow and change, especially when they start flowering next spring.

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