Merri Creek flora and planting guides

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.

Pelargonium Australe, Wild geranium.

Pelargonium Australe, Wild geranium.


VINC (Victorian Indigenous Nurseries Co-Operative), Fairfield.
La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary Nursery, Bundoora.
CERES Nursery, Brunswick.

Pimelea glauca, Smooth rice flower. Chris Clarke.

Pimelea glauca, Smooth rice flower. Chris Clarke.

And further afield…

Field guide – Flora Grasslands biodiversity of south eastern Australia, Ecolinc.
Indigenous Flora and Fauna Association (IFFA).
Australian Plants Society (Victoria)
Victorianflora – beautifully photographed plants of Southern Victoria.
Aboriginal use plants of the Melbourne area – from David De Angelis, La Trobe University Environment Collective 2005.

Themeda Triandra, Kangaroo Grass.

Themeda triandra, Kangaroo grass.