Tag Archives: Flora

Traralgon South and District Wildflowers H to Z

Atlas of Living Australia – Resource

If you are keen to get a better idea of what species are native to the area, one great resource that is now available is the Atlas of Living Australia. You can search any area and it will come up with a whole heap of information about what has been found. It is focused on all biodiversity so it covers a whole range of flora and fauna including fungi and fish and it doesn’t just come up with lists, it also includes links to photo galleries and other information about each species. If you are really keen the site also gives you the opportunity to upload your own species records. You can find the atlas via the following link http://www.ala.org.au

Atlas of living australia
Screen shot from the Atlas of Living Australia, showing the search by location tool.

Lowland Forest Species

The following gallery features some of the common species found in the Lowland Forest Vegetation Community (EVC) in this district.

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Post Fire Wildflowers

Brunonia australis is a small groundcover herb which has attractive bright blue flowers. It is one species (amongst a number of others) which have taken advantage of reduced competition and increased sunlight to flower and produce lots of seed since the fire. It is found mainly in less fertile (sandy soils) in the Lowland Forest EVC.

Blue Pin Cushion - Brunonia australis
Blue Pin Cushion – Brunonia australis