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.

Covid-19 Update!
There is a possibility that the July Monthly Meeting will be a face-to-face meeting at the Raleigh Road Activity Centre, depending on government restriction on the day.

July Monthly Meeting

Annual General Meeting



"Prostanthera (Mintbush)"

by Guest Speaker
Miriam Ford
(member of APS Yarra Yarra)

Date: July 2nd, 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

(The reference map can be found here.)

Miriam Ford, from the Yarra Yarra APS group, will talk about Mint Bushes across Australia.
Miriam helped organizing the 2020 Fred Rogers Seminar on "Prostanthera and Allied Genera" and has a large collection in her own garden.
She will also have plants for sale on the evening.

Upcoming Guest Speakers at our monthly meeting in 2021:

August 6th:
September 3rd:
October 1st:Dr. Sapphire McMullan-Fisher: Fungi
November 5th:
December 3rd:

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

News and Events

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

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

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Saturday Day Trip

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.


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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