Welcome to the Keilor Plains Native Plants Group

We are a district group of APS Victoria, covering the Keilor Plains. Our aim is to study, promote, protect and propagate Australian indigenous flora, especially from local area, where many of the species are classified as threatened or vulnerable, because their habitats have been degraded/altered/lost.
Some of our members also grow plants from other part of Australia in their gardens.

The Keilor Plains is on the eastern part of Victorian Volcanic Plains. Further information can be found here.

Western Plains Grasslands Flora.

Eryngium ovinum
Bulbine Lily
xerochrysum viscosum
Sticky everlasting
Brunonia australis
Blue pincushion
Arthropodium strictum
Chocolate lily
Common Billy button
convolvulus angustissimus
Blushing Bindweed
chrysocephalum apiculatum
Common Everlasting

More photos of Western Plains Grasslands Flora can be found in NatureShare Collections, click here.

Monthly Meeting

Visitors are welcome to attend our meeting. Further information can be found in Monthly Meeting Page, or by contacting our secretary.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Raleigh Road Activity Centre may not be available for our monthly meeting, then the meeting will be conducted using Zoom.
We will update the website.

October Monthly Meeting


by Guest Speaker
Dr. Sapphire McMullan-Fisher
Project Officer (Tea-tree Fingers) at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Cranbourne, and Project Leader of Fungi for Land

Date: October 1st, 2021, 7:30PM to 10PM

Venue: TBA

Dr. Sapphire McMullan-Fisher, is an ecologist specialising in macrofungi and mosses.
For further information, click this link.

Upcoming Guest Speakers at our monthly meeting in 2021:

November 5th:Katherine Horsfall: The Gatehouse Project.
December 3rd:Christmas Break-up

Our 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!

For enquiries about large orders, please contact
book order

For Smart Phone Users
Links to Facebook Apps:
APS Keilor Plains (@apskp):
APS Victoria (@apsvic):

Links to Instagram Apps:
APS Keilor Plains (@apskeilorplains)

News and Events

APS Keilor Plains Facebook

Saturday Day Trip

Alpine Trip 2021
An Alpine Flora Trip to Falls Creek/Bogong High plains took place from 23 to 26 January 2021.
Go to iNaturalists to view the photos of the flora and insects, taken on the trip.

Weekend Trip in Spring 2021
A week-end trip to Wilson's Promontory is planned in spring.
A trip planned in October 2020 was cancelled because of the Covid-19 restriction.

At our Annual General Meeting on July 2nd, 2021, Nicole is elected as the group President, and Neil as the Deputy President.


For information on upcoming events (District Group Plant Sale, Seminar and other events), this link will take you to Event Calendar in APS-Victoria Web site.

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