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New brochure identifies common wildflowers

Monday 12 October, 2009
North Eastern Victorians are encouraged to pick up the latest wildflower identification brochures produced by the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (GB CMA) and the Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE).

North Eastern Victorians are encouraged to pick up the latest wildflower identification brochures produced by the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (GB CMA) and the Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE).

The brochures identify more than ninety species of wildflowers found in the groundlayer of the plains/low hills and foothills/mountain areas of the Goulburn-Broken and Northeast catchments.

Tim Barlow, GB CMA's Biodiversity Manager said the aim of the brochure is to assist in the identification of some of the more common groundlayer species of wildflowers.

"A groundlayer is an important habitat component for many birds, mammals, reptiles and insects that feed, shelter and build nests there," Mr Barlow said.

"A diversity of wildflowers provides an important element for the maintenance of biodiversity and a well functioning ecosystem," he said.

DSE Native Vegetation Management Officer in the North East, Mary Titcumb, said this Spring is looking like an excellent one for wildflowers and the new brochures are a great starting point for people and groups interested in identifying the flowers.

"Many species can look very similar so the map and bioregion codes may help with initial identification and provide further references for more accurate species identification", Ms Titcumb said.

"The brochure also outlines how people can help conserve places where wildflowers grow as well as providing advice to land owners and managers on how to maintain the groundlayer, she said.

The brochure is small, durable and is convenient for the glovebox or hiking.

The brochures can be collected from the following locations:

  • GB CMA - 168 Welsford Street, Shepparton
  • GB CMA (Yea office) - Shop 5/10 High Street, Yea 
  • DPI Tatura - 295 Ferguson Road, Tatura 
  • DSE Benalla - 89 Sydney Road, Benalla 
  • DSE Wangaratta - 62-68 Ovens St, Wangaratta 
  • DSE Wodonga - 1 McKoy St, Wodonga 
  • NECMA Wodonga - 1B Footmark Court, Wodonga 

Release Ends

Marli Kelly at Impress Publicity on 0409 410 178

The Goulburn Broken CMA acknowledges and respects First Nations people and the deep connection they have with their land and waters.


We acknowledge the Yorta Yorta and Taungurung people and their ancestors/forbears as Traditional Owners of the land and waters in the Goulburn Broken Catchment (and beyond). We value our ongoing partnerships with Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation and Taungurung Land and Waters Council for the health of Country and its people.


We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge and recognise the primacy of Traditional Owners obligations, rights and responsibilities to use and care for their traditional lands and waters.

Shepparton
168 Welsford Street, PO Box 1752, Shepparton VIC 3630
T (03) 5822 7700
F (03) 5831 6254

Benalla
89 Sydney Road, PO Box 124, Benalla VIC 3672
T (03) 5822 7700

Yea
Shop 5/10 High Street, Yea VIC 3717
T (03) 5822 7700

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