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.

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

(The reference map can be found here.)

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:

April 9th:Plants Auction. (Note: April 2nd is Good Friday)
May 7th:TBA
June 4th:TBA
July 2nd:
August 6th:
September 3rd:
October 1st:
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)

boroniaPlant Sale

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.


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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