The Australian Plants Society (Victoria) is dedicated to promoting, growing and the conservation of Australian native plants, in gardens, community areas and their original environments.
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4 days ago

Australian Plants Society Victoria
Bursaria spinosa is a lovely small tree that flowers in summer and attracts a big range of pollinators – bees, butterflies,beetles. It is very hardy and provides lovely habitat for small birds in a garden. Well worth growing! See MoreSee Less
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Victoria’s alpine flora is at its peak in January! Many Australian Plant Society Groups have trips to wildflower areas in Victoria each year such as the The Grampian’s, Wilson’s Prom and Anglesea. These photos are from a trip a week ago to Mt Hotham by the APS Keilor Plains Group.Ski Lodges are great value in summer and there is also top accommodation and lovely wildflowers at places like Falls Creek, Mt Baw Baw and Mt Buller. Day trips to places like Lake Mountain and Mt Buffalo are also worthwhile.When it’s 40 degrees on the plains it’s often a sunny 25 in the mountains – but take sunburn cream and insect repellent! If you wish to look at the iNaturalist project created with observations from this trip it is here and many still need formal identification – www.inaturalist.org/projects/aps-keilor-plains-alpine-trip-mt-hotham-2022?tab=observations See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Australian Plants Society Victoria
Olearia megalophylla from Mt Stirling. Spring is just starting in Victoria’s alps now! See MoreSee Less
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Trevor Blake’s new book "Lantern Bushes of Australia; Thomasias & Allied Genera" has been published! This long awaited work has taken decades of painstaking work to produce. It has excellent botanical drawings of each species as well as colour photos, up to date botanical descriptions and cultivation notes. Trevor is a life member of the Australian Plants Society Victoria and a living legend who we heartily congratulate for completing this epic work. The book has been beautifully edited by Jane Canaway and published by the APS Keilor Plains group. It is a 427 page masterpiece with a double page spread on each species of Thomasia, Androcalva, Commersonia, Guichenotia, Lasiopetalum, Lysiosepalum and Seringia. Botanical keys are included for each Genera and key distinguishing features of each species are highlighted with a distribution map included. The book price is only $50 per copy via APS Keilor Plains (plus postage) – as it has been produced on a purely not for profit basis. (prices in nurseries and shops will be higher) Bill and Sue, the booksellers for APS Victoria also have copies at a discount for Australian Plant Society members. Members can e-mail Bill and Sue here – This link has more details including sample pages and the option to buy directly from APS Keilor Plains. www.apskeilorplains.org.au/ See MoreSee Less
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