Merri Creek flora and planting guides

The plants of Merri Creek range from tiny groundcovers, bulbs and grasses to river red gums and wattles. Joining our planting activites during the year is a good way to learn about the plants and their preferred siting and conditions.
Adding some locally indigenous plants into your garden or nature strip supports biodiversity, can add to wildlife corridor plantings and promotes their use. The nurseries listed below are specialists and happy to help with plant selection and advice.

Plant lists, guides

Merri Creek plants – list of locally indigenous plants, from Merri Creek Management Committee.
Your indigenous garden – sustainable gardens for local wildlife – Whittlesea guide on how create a garden, ecological communities, attracting plants, suppliers, design tips.
Gardening with indigenous plants – Moreland Council guide.
Gardening – from Darebin Council, scroll down to Indigenous and native plants.
Brunswick Communities for Nature – planting to create a biodiversity corridor between Merri and Moonee Ponds Creeks.
Merri Creek fungi guide – ID and information guide on fungi.
Ecological vegetation classes of the Merri - listing of the EVCs for Victoria. For further detail go to Bioregions and EVC benchmarks and scroll down the Victoria's Volcanic Plain.

 

            Basalt daisies     wahlenbergia    Calocephalus citreus at Cooper Street Grassland

Some Merri Creek plants - left to right: Brachyscome paludicola - Basalt daisy; Wahlenbergia communis - Tufted bluebell; Calocephalus citreus - Lemon beauty heads.