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Image(s) Botanical Name Common Name(s) Type Size
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Acacia acinacea
synonym: Racosperma acinaceum
gold dust wattleLow Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Medium Shrub (1 to 2 m), Bee Attracting, Bird Attracting, Insect Attracting
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Well Drained
0.5-2.5 m x 2-4 m
Acacia dealbata
3 synonyms: Acacia decurrens var. dealbata, Mimosa dealbata, Racosperma dealbatum
blue wattle, muryan, silver wattleLarge Tree (over 6 m), Bee Attracting, Bird Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moist
6-30 m x 5-10 m
Acacia genistifolia
2 synonyms: Phyllodoce genistifolia, Racosperma genistifolium
early wattle, spreading wattleTall Shrub (2 to 6 m), Bee Attracting, Bird Attracting, Insect Attracting
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Dry, Moist
3 m x 3 m
Acacia implexa
synonym: Racosperma implexum
hickory wattle, lightwoodLarge Tree (over 6 m), Bird Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Dry, Moist, Well Drained
5-15 m x 4-7 m
Acacia mearnsii
synonym: Racosperma mearnsii
black wattle, garrong, green wattle, late black wattleLarge Tree (over 6 m), Bird Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting, Indigenous Plant Use
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Shade
Dry, Moist, Well Drained
Gum is used as chewing gum that dissolves as you chew. Bark can be soaked to make a tea, which is claimed to be good for indigestion.CAUTION: Many plants are poisonous if not collected and prepared properly!
8-20 m x 6-10 m
Acacia melanoxylon
2 synonyms: Mimosa melanoxylon, Racosperma melanoxylon
australian blackwood, blackwood, blackwood acacia, hickory, mudgerabah, tasmanian blackwoodLarge Tree (over 6 m), Bird Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting, Indigenous Plant Use
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Fertile, Moist
Seeds are edible and flowers can be cooked and eaten.CAUTION: Many plants are poisonous if not collected and prepared properly!
30 m x 15 m
Acacia myrtifolia
2 synonyms: Mimosa myrtifolia, Racosperma myrtifolium
myrtle wattleMedium Shrub (1 to 2 m), Tall Shrub (2 to 6 m), Bee Attracting, Bird Attracting, Insect Attracting, Popular (bulk)
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Shade
Sandy, Clay, Well Drained
1-3 m x 1-2 m
Acacia pycnantha
synonym: Racosperma pycnanthum
golden wattleTree (up to 6 m), Large Tree (over 6 m), Bee Attracting, Bird Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting, Indigenous Plant Use
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Dry, Moist, Well Drained
Roasted seeds and gum can be eaten. Bark used as a sedative for rheumatism.CAUTION: Many plants are poisonous if not collected and prepared properly!
3-10 m x 2-5 m
Acacia stricta
3 synonyms: Mimosa stricta, Phyllodoce stricta, Racosperma strictum
hop wattle, straight wattleTall Shrub (2 to 6 m), Bee Attracting, Bird Attracting, Insect Attracting, Popular (bulk)
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Shade
Sandy, Moist
2-5 m x 2-4 m
Acacia verticillata
4 synonyms: Acacia verticillata var. angusta, Mimosa verticillata, Phyllodoce verticillata, Racosperma verticillatum
prickly-leaved wattle, prickly mimosa, prickly moses, star-leaved wattle, whorl-leaved acaciaTall Shrub (2 to 6 m), Bee Attracting, Bird Attracting, Insect Attracting, Hedging
Partial Shade
Sandy, Clay, Moist, Wet
2-5 m x 3-5 m
Allocasuarina littoralis
synonym: Casuarina littoralis
black she-oak, black sheoak, river black-oakLarge Tree (over 6 m), Bird Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting, Indigenous Plant Use
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Well Drained
The gum can be chewed or made into a jelly by melting in hot water.CAUTION: Many plants are poisonous if not collected and prepared properly!
8 m x 5 m
Arthropodium strictum
synonym: Dichopogon strictus
chocolate lilyLily, Grass Like / Strappy, Ground Cover (up to 30 cm), Bee Attracting, Bird Attracting, Insect Attracting, Popular (home), Nature Strip, Cottage, 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
Banksia cunninghamii
synonym: Banksia spinulosa var. cunninghamii
hairpin banksiaMedium Shrub (1 to 2 m), Tall Shrub (2 to 6 m), Bee Attracting, Bird Attracting, Insect Attracting, Popular (home)
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moist, Well Drained
2-4 m x 2-5 m
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), Nature Strip, Cottage
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), Cottage, 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
Bursaria spinosa
synonym: Bursaria spinosa var. normalis
blackthorn, boxthorn, kurwan (d'harawal), sweet bursaria, tupyTall Shrub (2 to 6 m), Bee Attracting, Bird Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Dry, Well Drained
6 m x 3 m
Callistemon sieberi
2 synonyms: Callistemon paludosus, Melaleuca paludicola
river bottlebrushTall Shrub (2 to 6 m), Bird Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Clay, Moist, Wet, Poorly Drained
3-10 m x 2-6 m
Carex appressa
3 synonyms: Carex appressa var. typica, Carex paniculata var. appressa, Vignea appressa
tall sedgeRush / Sedge, Grass Like / Strappy, Bird Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moist, Wet, Boggy
1.2 m x 1 m
Carex fascicularis
2 synonyms: Carex forsteri var. fascicularis, Carex pseudocyperus var. fascicularis
frog grass, tassel sedgeRush / Sedge, Grass Like / Strappy, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting
Partial Shade
Moist, Wet
1 m high
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), Nature Strip
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Dry, Moist
50 cm x 1 m
Clematis aristataaustral clematis, minam 'berang, mountain clematis, old man's beardClimber / Scrambler / Creeper, Bird Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting, Popular (home), Indigenous Plant Use
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Shade
Moist, Wet, Well Drained
Taproot can be roasted and eaten.CAUTION: Many plants are poisonous if not collected and prepared properly!
Climbs up to 15 m high
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, Cottage
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moist, Well Drained
30 cm x 30 cm
Correa glabraivory lantern, rock correa, smooth correaMedium Shrub (1 to 2 m), Tall Shrub (2 to 6 m), Bird Attracting, Insect Attracting
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Shade
Moist, Well Drained
Erect shrub to 2.7 m high
Correa reflexacommon correaLow Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Medium Shrub (1 to 2 m), Bee Attracting, Bird Attracting, Insect Attracting, Popular (home), Popular (bulk)
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Well Drained
2 m x 1-2 m
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), Nature Strip, Cottage
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moist, Wet, Boggy
1 m x 30 cm
Cyperus lucidus
synonym: Mariscus lucidus
common leaf-rush, cutting grass, cutty, leafy flat-sedge, leafy flat sedge, moo-oo grassRush / Sedge, Grass Like / Strappy, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting, Aquatic
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Shade
Wet, Boggy, Aquatic
1.5 m 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), Cottage, 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, Cottage, 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
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
Eucalyptus cephalocarpa
synonym: Eucalyptus cinerea var. multiflora
mealy stringybark, silver-leaf stringybark, silver stringybarkLarge Tree (over 6 m), Bee Attracting, Bird Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Sandy, Clay, Moist, Wet
8-20 m x 5-15 m
Eucalyptus globoideawhite stringybarkLarge Tree (over 6 m), Bee Attracting, Insect Attracting
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moist, Well Drained
30 m x 20 m
Eucalyptus goniocalyx
synonym: Eucalyptus aff. goniocalyx
bundy, bundy box, long-leaf box, long-leaved box, olive-barked boxLarge Tree (over 6 m), Bee Attracting, Bird Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Infertile, Dry, Well Drained
8-20 m x 6-15 m
Eucalyptus macrorhynchared stringybarkLarge Tree (over 6 m), Bee Attracting, Bird Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Clay, Infertile, Well Drained
10-35 m x 10-20 m
Eucalyptus melliodorahoney-scented gum, honey box, yellow box, yellow ironbark, yellow ironboxLarge Tree (over 6 m), Bee Attracting, Bird Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting, Popular (bulk)
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Clay, Well Drained
10-30 m x 8-25 m
Eucalyptus obliquabrown top, brown top stringbark, messmate, messmate stringybark, stringybark, tasmanian oakLarge Tree (over 6 m), Bee Attracting, Bird Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moist, Well Drained
20-70 m x 10-35 m
Eucalyptus ovata
synonym: Eucalyptus gunnii var. ovata
black gum, swamp gumLarge Tree (over 6 m), Bee Attracting, Bird Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Clay, Infertile, Moist, Poorly Drained
30 m x 20 m
Eucalyptus radiatablack peppermint, forth river peppermint, grey peppermint, narrow-leafed peppermint, new south wales messmateLarge Tree (over 6 m), Bee Attracting, Bird Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Dry, Moist, Well Drained
10-30 m x 6-20 m
Eucalyptus viminalis
3 synonyms: Eucalyptus angustifolia, Eucalyptus gunnii, Eucalyptus viminalis var. rhynchocorys
manna gum, ribbon gum, white gumLarge Tree (over 6 m), Bee Attracting, Bird Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting, Indigenous Plant Use
Full Sun
Moist
Sugary sap can be eaten, and flowers soaked in water make a sweet drink.CAUTION: Many plants are poisonous if not collected and prepared properly!
10-50 m x 8-15 m
Eucalyptus yarraensisyarra gumLarge Tree (over 6 m), Bee Attracting, Bird Attracting, Insect Attracting
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Clay, Moist, Wet, Poorly Drained
10-20 m x 5-10 m
Gahnia sieberianared-fruited saw-sedgeRush / Sedge, Grass Like / Strappy, Bird Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Shade
Sandy, Fertile, Moist, Wet
1.5-3 m x 2-3 m
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), Climber / Scrambler / Creeper, Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting
Partial Shade, Shade
Moist, Well Drained
30 cm to 2 m high
Goodenia ovata
synonym: Goodenoughia ovata
hop goodeniaLow Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Medium Shrub (1 to 2 m), Bee Attracting, Bird Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting, Popular (home), Popular (bulk), Cottage
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Shade
Moist
1-2.5 m x 1-3 m
Goodia lotifoliaclover bush, clover tree, golden-tip, yellow peaTall Shrub (2 to 6 m), Bird Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting, Popular (bulk)
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Dry, Moist, Well Drained
5 m x 5 m
Hakea decurrens ssp. physocarpabushy needlewoodLow Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Medium Shrub (1 to 2 m), Bee Attracting, Bird Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Dry, Moist
2-5 m x 1-3 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, Popular (home), Popular (bulk), Nature Strip, Cottage, 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
Indigofera australis
synonym: Anil australis
australian indigo, austral indigoLow Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Medium Shrub (1 to 2 m), Bird Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting, Popular (bulk)
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Shade
Well Drained
2 m x 2 m
Juncus pallidusgiant rush, great soft-rush, leafless rush, pale rushRush / Sedge, Grass Like / Strappy, Bird Attracting, Insect Attracting
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Infertile, Moist, Wet, Boggy, Poorly Drained
2.3 m x 1 m
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, Cottage, 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
Kunzea leptospermoidesburgan, yarra burganMedium Shrub (1 to 2 m), Tall Shrub (2 to 6 m), Bee Attracting, Bird Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moist, Well Drained
2-5 m x 2-4 m
Lepidosperma laterale
synonym: Lepidosperma laterale var. typicum
Variable Sword SedgeGrass, Rush / Sedge, Grass Like / Strappy, Bird Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting
Partial Shade, Shade
Sandy, Moist
30–100 cm (Flower stalks to 1 m) x 2–8 mm
Leptospermum continentale
synonym: Leptospermum juniperinum
Prickly Tea-treeMedium Shrub (1 to 2 m), Tall Shrub (2 to 6 m), Bee Attracting, Bird Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Sandy, Clay, Moist, Wet, Well Drained
1.2 m x 1.2