Some plants of the Whitehorse (Victoria, Australia) area.

The following list is a sample of the range of plants indigenous to this region which are grown at the nursery.

The following are species we TRY to grow given the season and availability of seed and cuttings.
Please ask – we may have a few other species from time to time
Note: there have been many name changes recently


Botanical Name Common Name Characteristics
RUSHES, AQUATICS, SEMI-AQUATICS
Alisma plantago-aquatica Water Plantain Semi-aquatic herb; oval leaves; 1m stems white fl.
Centella cordifolia Swamp Pennywort Fast-growing, creeping perennial herb.
Crassula helmsii Swamp Crassula Creeping succulent, fine flat leaves; white fl.
Juncus spp. may include
Juncus amablis Hollow Rush Densely tufted perennial; greyish green or dull green stems.
Juncus gregiflorus Green Rush Tufted rhizomatous perennial rush.
Juncus holoschoenus Joint-leaf Rush Common rhizomatous perennial; coloniser.
Juncus pallidus Pale Rush Vigorous, rhiz. perennial rush; some inundation.
Juncus pauciflorus Loose-flower Rush Tufted rhiz. perennial; adaptable; tolerates dry.
Juncus sarophorus Broom Rush Tufted perennial.
Juncus subsecundus Finger Rush Perennial; will colonise; heavy, wet soil.
Marsilea drummondii Common Nardoo Aquatic or semi-aquatic with floating fronds.
Mazus pumilio Swamp Mazus Suckering perennial herb forming carpet; white or mauve fl.
Mentha australis River Mint Slender, sprawling or erect herb; moist to wet soils.
Microseris lanceolata Yam Daisy Simple bright yellow daisy fl.; moist to well drained soils.
Persicaria decipiens Slender Knotweed Wet areas; sprawling; pink flowers sum/autumn.
Triglochin striatum Streaked Arrowgrass Semi-aquatic, rhiz. perennial herb; poor-drained.
SEDGES
Bolboschoenus medianus Marsh Club-sedge 0.7-2m spreading; aquatic herbland
Carex appressa Tall Sedge Robust; upright; rough stems.
Carex fascicularis Tassel Sedge Tufted; weeping flower head.
Carex tereticaulis Common Sedge Densely tufted clumps
Cyperus lucidus Leafy Flat-sedge Robust tussock; shiny dark green leaves; flowered spikelets.
Eleocharis acuta Common Spike-rush Upright aquatic herb.
FERNS
Adiantum aethiopicum Common Maidenhair Carpeting groundcover; delicate fronds.
Pteris tremula Tender Brake Tufted erect; moist semi shade to shade.

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