This website contains pictures of native plants growing on and around Chandlers Hill in the Dandenong Ranges National Park and an area in the Macedon Ranges west of Romsey. There are many species of plants which grow in both these areas, as well as regional differences in flora.

Many people find pleasure in walking along the tracks in a national park. The next time you take a walk in summer, pause to look around you and wonder at how all the native plants can survive in the unrelenting heat and the lack of water. The ground is baked as hard as concrete and the grasses are brown and dried. Then you notice the green shrubs, the tall trees and the tiny plants in the shade; all seem to be meditating quietly amidst this thirsty landscape. It is then that the wonders of a natural ecosystem really sink in. It did for me.

September through to November are probably the best months to look out for wildflowers. Do not be afraid to walk off the beaten track occasionally. You never know what you might find.

You can search for a plant by looking at its physical appearance and form (eg. is it a grass or small shrub?). Use the  PLANT TYPE links on the left. If you can't find it there, look in the WEEDS page on the left.

Plants not indigenous to Victoria are placed in the OTHER PLANTS section in the left navigation sidebar.

Created by Swee Oon, The Basin, Victoria, Australia, 2014-
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