Aotus ericoides, also known as Common Aotus, is a shrub in the family Fabaceae. It is endemic to eastern Australia. From late winter into spring it produces yellow pea flowers with a red-orange band around a yellow centre and bright yellow wings and keel. It occurs in heathland and dry sclerophyll forests in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania

Aotus ericoides, also known as Common Aotus, is a shrub in the family Fabaceae…

Tiger Orchid (Diuris sulphurea) Native to the eastern states of Australia as well as South Australia. This photo was taken at Mt Macedon in Victoria.

Tiger Orchid (Diuris sulphurea) Native to the eastern states of Australia as well as South Australia. This photo was taken at Mt Macedon in Victoria.

Billy-buttons (Pycnosorus globosus). Tufted perennial with silvery foliage to 30cm high. Large globular yellow flowerheads to 3cm diameter on stiff stems 45-60cm high, late spring & summer.

Tufted perennial with silvery foliage to high. Large globular yellow flowerheads to diameter on stiff stems high, late spring & summer.

Common Triggerplant (Stylidium armeria subsp. armeria) A native to south-eastern Australia this photograph was taken at Mt Macedon in Victoria.

armeria) A native to south-eastern Australia this photograph was taken at Mt Macedon in Victoria.

Tasman Flax-lily (Dianella tasmanica) Found in south-eastern Australia and Tasmania, this was photographed at Mt Macedon in Victoria.

Tasman Flax-lily (Dianella tasmanica) Found in south-eastern Australia and Tasmania, this was photographed at Mt Macedon in Victoria.

Brunonia australis - Blue Pincushion - Nectar for native butterflies or moths. Summer watering kills plants. Difficult to establish, with plants dying after one year. Treat as annual by collecting seed for replanting. Seed collection: Mid Dec to mid Mar. Monitor closely as seeds released 3-14 days after mature. Propagation: From fresh seed, or division in Aug. Sow seed in Autumn with a fine covering of soil and spray with a fine mist of smoked water. Tolerates wet winter soil.

Brunonia australis - Blue Pincushion - Nectar for native butterflies or moths…

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Prickly Moses/Acacia verticillata (Shrub) - Part Shade.

This pretty wattle is very common in the forests around Heywood. Acacia verticillata Prickly Moses is a very prickly shrub, as the name suggests - the phyllodes each have a sharp point. The word Moses apparently is a corruption of Mimosa.

Narrow-leaved Peppermint/Eucalyptus radiata subsp. radiata (Tree) - Full Sun/Part Shade.

radiata (Tree) - Full Sun/Part Shade.

Monotoca Scoparia (Prickly Broom Heath). Compact shrub. Sweet edible fruit.

Monotoca Scoparia (Prickly Broom Heath). Compact shrub. Sweet edible fruit.

eucalyptus obliqua - Google Search

eucalyptus obliqua - Google Search

Chamaescilla corymbosa: blue stars

Chamaescilla corymbosa: blue stars

Prickly Tea-tree/Leptospermum continentale (Shrub) - Full Sun/Part Shade.

Prickly Tea-tree/Leptospermum continentale (Shrub) - Full Sun/Part Shade.

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