Welcome to the Keilor Plains Native Plants Group
We are one of the district groups of Australian Plants Society Victoria (APSVIC), which is a Member Society of Australian Native Plants Society (Australia) (ANPSA).
Our members live in the Western Plains of Melbourne and surrounding area, but we welcome anyone interested in local Australian indigenous flora (and Australian native flora in general) to come to our monthly meeting, or to become a member. For more information about the group, go to About Us page.
NatureShare is an information sharing website which collects observations of remnant and self-sustaining flora/fauna in Victoria (but not plants in revegetation areas, garden plants or pets).
We are one of the groups that supported the creation of this website, and our members regularly contribute to its observation database.
In 2012, we published second edition of the book 'Plants of Melbourne's Western Plains - A Gardener's Guide to the Original Flora'
Photos from APSKP Email Photo Gallery
Now available from local
indigenous nurseries and bookshops!
Plants from Melbourne's Western Plains (tree/shrub, aquatic plant, grass and wildflower/low shrub)
(Photos from NatureShare.)
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A very ornamental, open shrub (height 1.5m, width 1.5m) with blue-green pinnate leaves and mauve-pink, lightly perfumed flowers in spring. Prefers a sheltered position in dry, well drained soils.
Lovely herbaceous plant (height 40cm, width 20cm) with rich, green lobed leaves and masses of shiny, bright yellow flowers in spring. Prefers soils that hold a bit of moisture although it withstands periods of dryness with occasional applications of water. Best grown in semi-shaded to full sun.
Lepidosperma laterale var. laterale
A very hardy, ornamental sedge (height 1m, width 40cm-1m) with narrow, stiff dark green strap-like leaves. Flower stems almost identical to leaves, but with flowerheads towards the end. Prefers moist well-drained soils in full sun or semi-shade.
False Sarsaparilla or Purple Coral-Pea
A prostrate plant or climber (height prostrate or climber) with very showy purple flowers from mid-winter to early spring. Requires well-drained soils in full sun or light-shade.