Toowoomba Plants by Patricia Gardner Trees, shrubs, and some mistletoes, (for the brave) Hairy Birds-Eye (Alectryon tomentosus) Weeping Whit - the book contains detailed descriptions of 277 salicifolia) indigenous plants. Showy Guinea Flower(Hibbertia linearis var. obtusifolia) The focus is on plants suitable for gardens, so is not a complete botanical list. The author has omitted ones with names like �giant stinging tree� and �blind-your-eye�! Many of the plants have never before been included in any book. Despite being little-known, the local flora include a great number of plants which are highly su itable for gardens, and deserve to be much more widely used in their home territory (and elsewhere). There is a strong emphasis on plants of the �dry rainforests�. These are trees and shrubs which combine lush rainforest looks with practical drought resistance. Smaller than trees of the �wet rainforests�, they are very suitable plants for suburban gardens.