Goldfields species list

ProfileHills & Plains - Rushworth Whroo area
LandformSandstone Ridges
GeologySedimentary, soils gravelly, low fertility, commonly a clay-loam over a light-medium clay.
EVCSandstone Ridge Shrubland
DescriptionOpen forest with an overstorey dominated with mallee eucalypts. Understorey is typically shrubby with Melaleuca species a distinctive feature.
ExamplesSouth eastern part of Gobarup Nature Conservation Reserve off Dryden Rd, Gobarup; Rushworth-Heathcote State Forest at Miller Rd and Jones Rd intersection (off Bendigo-Murchison Rd), Rushworth;

This plant (species) list has been compiled after extensive literature searches, ground truthing and collaboration with local botanical experts.

Plants appearing in the Standard Revegetation List are hardy and robust species that are strong competitors that will provide structure to a site. Species listed are commonly available at indigenous nurseries, however ordering early is recommended.

Plants appearing in the Enhanced Revegetation List are species that will provide diversity to a site and provide a missing layer, eg. small shrub and ground layer. Many of these species may be outcompeted in weedy sites therefore good weed management is essential. Species listed may not be commonly available from indigenous nurseries and may require advanced orders up to 18 months.

Plants appearing in the EVC Species List are a general representation of what species may be found within that EVC for that zone. Many species listed may not be available from indigenous nurseries.

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Trees > 5m

Species NameCommon NameLife
Eucalyptus behrianaBull MalleeMT
Eucalyptus viridisGreen MalleeMT


Species NameCommon NameLife
Acacia acinaceaGold-dust WattleMS
Acacia pycnanthaGolden WattleMS
Cassinia arcuataDrooping CassiniaMS
Daviesia benthamii subsp. humilisSpiny Bitter-peaSS
Melaleuca uncinataBroombushMS


Species NameCommon NameLife


^Species from extended list. These may not be commonly available at nurseries.
Rare or threatened species
Readily colonises

Life Forms

EPEpiphyteMNGMedium Non-tufted GraminoidSCScramble/Climber
LHLarge HerbMSMedium ShrubSHSmall Herb
LNGLarge Non-tufted GraminoidMTMallee TreeSSSmall Shrub
LTGLarge Tufted GraminoidMTGMedium Tufted GraminoidTTree
MHMedium HerbPSProstrate Shrub
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