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'
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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Hakea decurrens subsp. physocarpa
A straggly, erect or spreading shrub (height 2-3m, width 1-3m)with stiff, narrow pointed leaves. Masses of scented, white or occasionally pink flowers in winter and early spring. Suitable in full sun or semi-shade in well-drained soils.
A large plant (height 40cm, width 1-1.5m) with long green leaves, with brown or black blotches. Attractive small pink flower spikes in summer and autumn. Grows in sun to full shade and can be partially inundated with water, but vulnerable to drought conditions.
Plant (height 60-90cm, width 20cm) comprises a tuft of slender, erect, leaf-like flower stems that are circular in cross-section (2mm diameter).Flowers and seeds in branching clusters towards the end of the flower stem. Tolerates dry periods once established.
Geranium sp. 1
Attractive plant (height 30cm, width 1m) with large Geranium leaves and large, pale pink or deep pink flowers from spring to autumn in good conditions.