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 blue-devil
bulbine_bulbosa Bulbine Lily
xerochrysum viscosum Sticky everlasting
Brunonia australis Blue pincushion
Arthropodium strictum Chocolate lily
Craspedia-variabilis Common Billy button
convolvulus angustissimus Blushing Bindweed
chrysocephalum apiculatum Common Everlasting
More photos of Western Plains Grasslands Flora can be found in NatureShare Collections,
Breaking News! The March Monthly Meeting will be a face-to-face meeting at the Raleigh Road Activity Centre, this Friday, March 5th.
And a day trip has been planned on Saturday March 20th, to Mornington Peninsula.
This activities will depend on government restriction on the day.
March Monthly Meeting "Victorian conservation seed bank"
by Guest Speaker Dr Bob Hare (volunteer at the Herbarium )
Date: March 5th, 2021, 7:50PM to 10PM
Venue: Main Hall, Raleigh Road Activity Centre (ex RSL Club) Address: 54 Raleigh Road, Maribyrnong Vic 3032 Melway Map 28 Ref B8 GPS Coordinate: -37.76900,144.89470
Dr Bob Hare graduated MB BS, in Adelaide in 1961 and then moved to Melbourne to train in Anaesthesia, subsequently practicing as a specialist Anaesthetist. "In midlife I realized that I could not tell an Acacia from a Eucalypt. I went about correcting this lack of botanical knowledge by extensive reading , collecting and germinating seed and planting the trees on my property. I did several botany subjects at Melbourne Uni as a community access student and became a volunteer at the Herbarium where I have worked for the past 12 years."
Upcoming Guest Speakers at our monthly meeting in 2021:
Plants Auction. (Note: April 2nd is Good Friday)
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
News and Events
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Links to Facebook apps:
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Our member, Neil has a new list of native plants for sale. You can order from this March 2021 plant list.
Saturday Day Trip
A day trip to Mornington Peninsula is planned on March 20th, 2021.
Weekend Trip in Spring 2021
A week-end trip to Wilson's Promontory is planned in spring, from October 8th to 10th,2021.
A trip planned in October 2020 was cancelled because of the Covid-19 restriction.
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.
At our Annual General Meeting on November 6th, 2020, Jason is elected as the group President, and Nicole as the Deputy President.
EVENT CALENDAR from APS Victoria
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.