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Acaena novae-zelandiae
2 synonyms: Acaena anserinifolia, Acaena sanguisorbae ssp. novae-zelandiae
biddy-biddy, bidgee-widgee, buzzy, piri-piri bur, red bidibidGround Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m)
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Shade
Sandy, Clay, Dry, Moist
1-4 m wide
Acaena x ovinaaustralian sheep's burrGround Cover (up to 30 cm)
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Dry, Moist, Wet, Boggy
50 cm high
Adiantum aethiopicumcommon maidenhairFern, Ground Cover (up to 30 cm), Popular (home), Popular (bulk)
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moist, Well Drained
10-45 cm x spreading
Arthropodium milleflorum
2 synonyms: Anthericum milleflorum, Phalangium milleflorum
pale vanilla lilyLily, Ground Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Popular (home), Indigenous Plant Use
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Clay, Moist
Tubers can be eaten raw or roasted. Flowers can be eaten raw.CAUTION: Many plants are poisonous if not collected and prepared properly!
1 m x 30 cm
Arthropodium strictum
synonym: Dichopogon strictus
chocolate lilyLily, Grass Like / Strappy, Ground Cover (up to 30 cm), Bee Attracting, Bird Attracting, Insect Attracting, Nature Strip, Popular (home), Indigenous Plant Use
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Well Drained
Tubers can be eaten raw or roasted but the chocolate scented flowers are not edible.  The tubers are juicy and slightly bitter in taste.CAUTION: Many plants are poisonous if not collected and prepared properly!
0.2-1.2 m x 20-80 cm
Bossiaea prostratacreeping bossiaeaGround Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Bird Attracting
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Shade
Well Drained
0.5-1.5 m wide
Brachyscome multifida
synonym: Brachyscome marginata var. multifida
cut leaf daisy, hawkesbury daisy, rocky daisyGround Cover (up to 30 cm), Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting, Popular (home), Popular (bulk)
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Clay, Dry, Moist, Well Drained
40 cm x 1 m
Brunonia australisblue pincushion, native cornflowerGround Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Dry, Moist, Well Drained
10-40 cm x 10-15 cm
Bulbine bulbosa
5 synonyms: Anthericum bulbosum, Blephanthera depressa, Bulbine australis, Bulbinopsis bulbosa, Phalangium bulbosum
bulbine lily, golden lily, leek lily, native leek, native onion, wild onion, yellow onion weedLily, Ground Cover (up to 30 cm), Bee Attracting, Bird Attracting, Insect Attracting, Popular (home), Indigenous Plant Use
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moist, Well Drained
Tubers can be roasted and eaten, they are sweet tasting and contain calcium and iron.CAUTION: Many plants are poisonous if not collected and prepared properly!
20-60 cm x 30 cm
Burchardia umbellatamilkmaids, popoto, star-of- bethlehemLily, Ground Cover (up to 30 cm), Indigenous Plant Use
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moist, Wet, Well Drained
Tubers can be roasted or eaten raw.  The potato like tuber are white, fleshy, crisp, and starchy, with a nondescript flavor.CAUTION: Many plants are poisonous if not collected and prepared properly!
50 cm high
Centella cordifolia
synonym: Hydrocotyle cordifolia
swamp pennywortGround Cover (up to 30 cm), Indigenous Plant Use
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moist, Wet, Boggy, Poorly Drained
Used as a medicinal herb for arthritis and rheumatism.CAUTION: Many plants are poisonous if not collected and prepared properly!
1-2 m wide
Chrysocephalum semipapposum
3 synonyms: Argyrocome semipapposa, Gnaphalium semipapposum, Helichrysum semipapposum
clustered everlastingGround Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Bee Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting, Popular (home), Popular (bulk)
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Dry, Moist
50 cm x 1 m
Coronidium scorpioides
synonym: Helichrysum scorpioides
button everlasting, curling everlastingGround Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moist, Well Drained
30 cm x 30 cm
Craspedia variabiliscommon billy buttonsGround Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting, Popular (home), Popular (bulk)
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moist, Wet, Boggy
1 m x 30 cm
Crassula helmsii
synonym: Tillaea helmsii
new zealand pigmyweed, spreading crassula, swamp crassula, swamp stonecropGround Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Aquatic
Full Sun
Boggy, Aquatic
30 cm high
Dianella longifolia var. longifolia
synonym: Dianella laevis
blueberry lily, blue flax-lily, pale flax-lily, smooth flax lilyLily, Ground Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Bird Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting, Popular (bulk), Indigenous Plant Use
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moist, Well Drained
Dark blue or purple berries edibleCAUTION: Many plants are poisonous if not collected and prepared properly!
30-80 cm x 50 cm
Dianella revoluta var. revoluta
3 synonyms: Dianella admixta, Dianella revoluta f. denticulata, Dianella revoluta f. elongata
black-anther flax-lily, blue-flax lily, blueberry lily, spreading flaxlilyLily, Ground Cover (up to 30 cm), Bird Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting, Indigenous Plant Use
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Clay, Dry, Well Drained
Dark blue or purple berries edible when ripe.CAUTION: Many plants are poisonous if not collected and prepared properly!
0.3-0.8 m x 0.5-1.5 m
Dianella tasmanicablue flax lily, tasman flax-lilyLily, Ground Cover (up to 30 cm), Bird Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting, Indigenous Plant Use
Partial Shade, Shade
Moist
Dark blue or purple berries are edible when ripe..CAUTION: Many plants are poisonous if not collected and prepared properly!
1.5 m x 2 m
Dichondra repenskidney weed, mercury bay weed, tom thumb, yilibiliGround Cover (up to 30 cm)
Partial Shade
Moist, Well Drained
Prostrate
Einadia nutans subsp. nutansclimbing saltbush, nodding saltbushGround Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Medium Shrub (1 to 2 m), Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting, Indigenous Plant Use
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Dry
Red berries are sweet to eat. Leaves can also be eaten but should be boiled first.CAUTION: Many plants are poisonous if not collected and prepared properly!
30 cm x 1.2 m
Eryngium vesiculosumprickfoot, prostrate blue devilGround Cover (up to 30 cm)
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moist, Wet, Boggy, Poorly Drained
20 cm x 60 cm
Geranium solanderi var. solanderiaustral crane's bill, australian cranesbill, cut-leaf cranesbill, hairy geranium, native carrot, native geranium, southern cranesbillGround Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting, Popular (home), Indigenous Plant Use
Partial Shade
Moist, Well Drained
Woody tap root rich in starch can be cooked and eaten.CAUTION: Many plants are poisonous if not collected and prepared properly!
50 cm x 1.5 m, stems to 50 cm long.
Glycine clandestina
3 synonyms: Leptolobium clandestinum, Teramnus clandestinus, Triendilix clandestina
love creeper, twining glycineGround Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting
Partial Shade, Shade
Moist, Well Drained
30 cm to 2 m high
Gonocarpus tetragynus
4 synonyms: Haloragis rubra, Haloragis tetragyna, Haloragis tetragyna var. bicallosa, Haloragis tetragyna var. serrata
common raspwortGround Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m)
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Dry, Moist, Well Drained
15-30 cm x 40 cm
Gratiola peruvianaaustral brooklimeGround Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Aquatic
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Shade
Wet, Boggy, Poorly Drained, Aquatic
30 cm x 1.5 m
Hardenbergia violacea
synonym: Glycine violacea
false sarsaparilla, native sarsaparilla, purple coral pea, sarsparilla vineGround Cover (up to 30 cm), Climber / Scrambler / Creeper, Bee Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting, Nature Strip, Popular (home), Popular (bulk), Indigenous Plant Use
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Sandy, Clay, Infertile, Dry, Moist, Well Drained
To make a tea, the leaves need to be initially boiled, then dried.CAUTION: Many plants are poisonous if not collected and prepared properly!
2-6 m x 2-3 m
Hovea heterophyllacommon hovea, creeping hoveaGround Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m)
Partial Shade
Clay, Dry, Well Drained
30-60 cm x 30 cm
Hydrocotyle laxiflorastinking pennywortGround Cover (up to 30 cm)
Partial Shade, Shade
Moist, Well Drained
20 cm x 2 m
Hypericum gramineum
synonym: Hypericum involutum
grassy st. johnswort, small st john's wortGround Cover (up to 30 cm)
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Dry, Moist, Well Drained
25 cm x 20 cm
Juncus planifoliusbroad-leaved rush, broadleaf rush, grass-leaved rushRush / Sedge, Grass Like / Strappy, Ground Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Bird Attracting, Aquatic
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moist, Wet, Boggy, Poorly Drained, Aquatic
2-50 cm x 10-30 cm
Kennedia prostrata
synonym: Caulinia prostrata
running postman, scarlet coral pea, scarlet runnerGround Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Bird Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting, Nature Strip, Indigenous Plant Use
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Well Drained
Nectar is sweet like honeysuckle, stems can be used for twine.CAUTION: Many plants are poisonous if not collected and prepared properly!
1-2.5 m wide
Lagenophora sublyrata
synonym: Ixauchenus sublyratus
slender bottle-daisy, slender lagenifera, slender lagenophoraGround Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m)
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moist, Well Drained
25 cm x 8 cm
Leptorhyncos tenuifoliuswiry buttonsGround Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m)
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Dry, Well Drained
30 cm x 30 cm
Linum marginaleaustralian flax, native flax, wild flaxGround Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m)
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Sandy, Clay, Moist, Wet, Well Drained
30-60 cm (sometimes up to 1 m) x 30 cm
Lobelia anceps
synonym: Lobelia alata
angled lobeliaGround Cover (up to 30 cm)
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moist, Wet, Poorly Drained
30 cm wide
Lythrum salicariapurple loosestrifeGround Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting, May not be Indigenous to Whitehorse, Aquatic
Full Sun
Moist, Wet, Boggy, Poorly Drained, Aquatic
1-2 m x 1 m
Mazus pumilioswamp mazusGround Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), May not be Indigenous to Whitehorse
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Shade
Moist, Wet
to 1 m high
Mentha australisaustralian mint, river mint, wild mintGround Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Bird Attracting, Insect Attracting, Indigenous Plant Use, May not be Indigenous to Whitehorse
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Shade
Moist, Wet
Leaves can be used to make tea, and also to treat coughs and colds.CAUTION: Many plants are poisonous if not collected and prepared properly!
80 cm x 1 m
Microseris walteri
2 synonyms: Microseris aff. lanceolata, Microseris sp. 3
murnong, yam daisyGround Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting, Popular (home), Indigenous Plant Use
Partial Shade
Moist, Well Drained
Tuber can be eaten raw or cooked (roasted or fried).CAUTION: Many plants are poisonous if not collected and prepared properly!
Prostrate, stems to 50cm, 15-50 cm wide.
Patersonia occidentalis var. occidentalislong purple flag, purple flagGround Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Bird Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Sandy, Clay, Wet, Boggy, Poorly Drained
20-80 cm x 30-60 cm
Pauridia glabella var. glabella
3 synonyms: Hypoxis glabella var. glabella, Hypoxis hookeri, Hypoxis pusilla
tiny starLily, Ground Cover (up to 30 cm)
Partial Shade
Moist, Well Drained
5-25 cm
Pelargonium australe
2 synonyms: Geraniospermum australe, Geranium australe
austral stork's-bill, native storksbill, wild geraniumGround Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Bee Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting, Nature Strip, Popular (home), Popular (bulk)
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moist, Well Drained
30-60 cm x 0.3-1 m
Pelargonium inodorum
synonym: Geranium inodorum
kopata, wild pelargoniumGround Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m)
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moist, Well Drained
35 cm x 70 cm
Persicaria decipiens
3 synonyms: Persicaria minor ssp. decipiens, Polygonum decipiens, Polygonum minus ssp. decipiens
slender knotweedGround Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Bird Attracting, Aquatic
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Shade
Boggy, Poorly Drained, Aquatic
60-80 cm x 1 m
Pimelea humilis
synonym: Banksia humilis
common rice-flower, dwarf riceflowerGround Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Dry, Moist, Well Drained
10-30 cm x 0.3-1 m
Platylobium obtusangulumcommon flat-peaGround Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Hedging
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Dry, Well Drained
1 m x 1 m
Poa tenera
synonym: Poa aff. tenera
slender tussock-grassGrass, Grass Like / Strappy, Ground Cover (up to 30 cm), Bird Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting
Partial Shade, Shade
Moist, Well Drained
5-20 cm high
Pterostylis curtablunt greenhoodGround Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Popular (home)
Partial Shade
Moist
30 cm tall
Pterostylis nutansnodding greenhood, parrot's beak orchidGround Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m)
Partial Shade, Shade
Fertile, Moist
30 cm high
Ranunculus inundatus
synonym: Ranunculus rivularis var. inundatus
river buttercupGround Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Aquatic
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Wet, Boggy, Poorly Drained, Aquatic
5-30 cm high
Solenogyne dominiismooth solenogyneGround Cover (up to 30 cm)
Partial Shade
Infertile, Moist
20 cm x 10 cm
Stackhousia monogynacreamy candles, creamy stackhousiaGround Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting
Partial Shade
Moist, Well Drained
10-30 cm x 10-30 cm
Stylidium armeria
synonym: Stylidium graminifolium var graminifolium
thrift-leaved trigger-plantGrass Like / Strappy, Ground Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Bee Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moist, Well Drained
20-60 cm x 20-30 cm
Veronica gracilisslender speedwellGround Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Bird Attracting
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moist, Well Drained
15-30 cm x 1 m
Veronica plebeia
4 synonyms: Veronica calycina, Veronica deltoidea, Veronica elongata, Veronica vitifolia
Creeping Speedwell, Trailing SpeedwellGround Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m)
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Shade
Moist, Well Drained
2 m wide
Viola betonicifoliaarrow-leaved violet, arrowhead violet, mountain violet, showy violetGround Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m)
Partial Shade, Shade
Dry, Moist, Well Drained
5-4030 cm x 15 cm
Viola hederacea
synonym: Viola hederacea subsp. hederacea
ivy-leaf, ivy-leaved violet, native violet, wild violetGround Cover (up to 30 cm), Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting, Popular (home), Indigenous Plant Use
Partial Shade, Shade
Moist, Well Drained
Flowers can be added fresh to salads.CAUTION: Many plants are poisonous if not collected and prepared properly!
15 cm x 2 m
Wahlenbergia capillaris
2 synonyms: Campanula capillaris, Wahlenbergia communis
tufted bluebellGround Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Bee Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting, Popular (home), Indigenous Plant Use
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moist, Well Drained
Petals are edible.CAUTION: Many plants are poisonous if not collected and prepared properly!
15-50 cm x 15 cm
Wahlenbergia gracilis
4 synonyms: Campanula gracilis, Cervicina gracilis, Lightfootia gracilis, Wahlenbergia vinciflora
australian bluebell, sprawling bluebellGround Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moist, Wet, Well Drained
10-60 cm x 0.3-1 m
Wahlenbergia stricta
synonym: Wahlenbergia gracilis var. stricta
austral bluebell, australian bluebell, tall bluebellGround Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Bird Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting, Popular (home), Indigenous Plant Use
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moist, Well Drained
Flowers are edible and can be used in salads.CAUTION: Many plants are poisonous if not collected and prepared properly!
20-50 cm x 40 cm
Xanthorrhoea minor subsp. luteasmall grass-tree, toolimerinLily, Grass Like / Strappy, Ground Cover (up to 30 cm), Bird Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting, Indigenous Plant Use
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Well Drained
The grassy leaves have an edible base, the young roots are sweet and while the flowers provided nectar the flower stems were used as light-weight spears.CAUTION: Many plants are poisonous if not collected and prepared properly!
0.6-1 m x 0.2-1 m
Xerochrysum viscosum
2 synonyms: Bracteantha viscosa, Helichrysum viscosum
sticky everlastingGround Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting, Popular (home), May not be Indigenous to Whitehorse
Full Sun
Dry, Well Drained
20-90 cm x 0.3-1 m

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