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Overview

There are about 1,100 plants that are native to the ACT. There are several hundred more native plant species confined to the alpine and subalpine areas of Kosciusko National Park, the Monaro Plains or the sandstones in the Bungonia area. Daises, grasses and orchids are amongst the largest families found in the region.

Well over 10,000 plants have been introduced into our region’s gardens and pastures from overseas and other parts of Australia. Garden plantings are not of interest to Canberra Nature Map, but where plants stray from garden or amenity plantings into our bush they are of interest. Over 600 exotic and non-local natives have established in our Region’s bush.

Canberra Nature Map is particularly trying to locate species rare in the region or new and emerging weeds before they become widespread. People may not be aware what a particular plant is, but they have been good at recognising that a plant is uncommon in an area. In just two years Canberra Nature Map has more than doubled the known location of ACT rare plant records collected over the previous 110 years and has provided the first known ACT record of over a dozen new weed species, which has enabled their eradication. The continued reporting of these sorts of records are particularly encouraged.

We are also seeking species not currently included on the species lists for a particular nature reserve or area of interest, so that the lists provided become increasingly comprehensive. You may also like to establish a record of all plants on your own rural property or favourite piece of bush.

Identifying plant species from photographs can be difficult. To make it easier for moderators, ensure that photographs include as much information on a plant as possible:- a general shot of the whole plant, a close up of leaves (preferably showing both above and below and how the leaves are attached to stems), a close up of flowers (preferably from both above and the side) and a shot of any fruit or seed pod present. ANBG has some more detailed advice on photography techniques.

2361 species

Abrodictyum caudatum (Jungle Bristle Fern)

Abrodictyum caudatum Jackie Miles, Maxwells Creek
Abrodictyum caudatum Jackie Miles, Maxwells Creek
Abrodictyum caudatum Jackie Miles, Maxwells Creek
Abrodictyum caudatum
Abrodictyum caudatum
Abrodictyum caudatum

Abutilon oxycarpum (Flannel weed)

Abutilon oxycarpum Jackie Miles
Abutilon oxycarpum Jackie Miles, Brogo
Abutilon oxycarpum
Abutilon oxycarpum

Acacia amoena (Boomerang Wattle)

Acacia amoena
Acacia amoena

Acacia baileyana (Cootamundra Wattle, Golden Mimosa)

Acacia baileyana
Acacia baileyana
Acacia baileyana
Acacia baileyana
Acacia baileyana
Acacia baileyana
Acacia binervata Jackie Miles, cultivated plant
Acacia binervata Jackie Miles, cultivated plant
Acacia binervata
Acacia binervata

Acacia binervia (coast myall, coastal myall, coastal wattle, Kai'arrewan)

Acacia binervia
Acacia binervia

Acacia brownii (Heath Wattle)

Acacia brownii Jackie Miles
Acacia brownii Jackie Miles
Acacia brownii
Acacia brownii

Acacia bynoeana (Bynoe’s Wattle)

Acacia dawsonii (Dawson's Wattle)

Acacia dawsonii
Acacia dawsonii
Acacia dawsonii
Acacia dawsonii
Acacia dawsonii
Acacia dawsonii

Acacia dealbata (Silver Wattle)

Acacia dealbata
Acacia dealbata
Acacia dealbata
Acacia dealbata
Acacia dealbata
Acacia dealbata

Acacia decora (Showy Wattle)

Acacia decora
Acacia decora
Acacia decora
Acacia decora
Acacia decora
Acacia decora

Acacia decurrens (Green Wattle)

Acacia decurrens
Acacia decurrens
Acacia decurrens
Acacia decurrens
Acacia decurrens
Acacia decurrens

Acacia elata (Mountain Cedar Wattle)

Acacia elata
Acacia elata
Acacia elata
Acacia elata
Acacia elata
Acacia elata

Acacia elongata (Swamp Wattle)

Acacia elongata
Acacia elongata
Acacia elongata
Acacia elongata
Acacia elongata
Acacia elongata

Acacia falcata (Hickory Wattle)

Acacia falcata Jackie Miles
Acacia falcata Jackie Miles
Acacia falcata Jackie Miles
Acacia falcata
Acacia falcata
Acacia falcata

Acacia falciformis (Broad-leaved Hickory)

Acacia falciformis
Acacia falciformis
Acacia falciformis
Acacia falciformis
Acacia falciformis
Acacia falciformis

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1727 sightings of 3462 species in 165 locations from 241 members
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