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,
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:
Dr. Sapphire McMullan-Fisher: Fungi
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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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.