Welcome to the Keilor Plains Native Plants Group
We are one of the district groups of Australian Plants Society Victoria (APSVIC), which is a Member Society of Australian Native Plants Society (Australia) (ANPSA).
Our members live in the Western Plains of Melbourne and surrounding area, but we welcome anyone interested in local Australian indigenous flora (and Australian native flora in general) to come to our monthly meeting, or to become a member. For more information about the group, go to About Us page.
NatureShare is an information sharing website which collects observations of remnant and self-sustaining flora/fauna in Victoria (but not plants in revegetation areas, garden plants or pets).
We are one of the groups that supported the creation of this website, and our members regularly contribute to its observation database.
In 2012, we published second edition of the book 'Plants of Melbourne's Western Plains - A Gardener's Guide to the Original Flora'
Photos from APSKP Email Photo Gallery
Now available from local
indigenous nurseries and bookshops!
Plants from Melbourne's Western Plains (tree/shrub, aquatic plant, grass and wildflower/low shrub)
(Photos from NatureShare.)
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A dense shrub (height 2-4m, width 1-3m) with grey-green foliage and silky new growth. Masses of white flowers in spring and early summer. Prefers moist soils and a protected position in full sun or semi-shade.
A pretty daisy (height 20cm, spreading) with divided leaves and spreading habit. White flowers in spring. in its natural habitat occurs on poorly drained soils or depressions prone to water logging.
An slender perennial semi-prostrate grass (height semi prostrate, stems arching to 50cm, spreading) with drooping flowerheads. Prefers a sheltered position in moist, well-drained soils.
An attractive trailing groundcover (height prostrate, width 1.5m) with soft, clover-like leaves and large, showy, scarlet pea flowers in spring. Prefers well-drained, gravelly soils and full sun or light shade.