Murray Fans Revegetation Zone

The vegetation profiles represent a generalised picture of the landscape. Each profile presents a typical landscape sequence. For each landform the following information is listed:

  • a schematic drawing showing the vegetation structure;
  • the main Ecological Vegetation Classes (EVCs) associated with it;
  • a brief description of the vegetation;
  • a brief description of the associated geology and soils;
  • one or two location examples where intact native vegetation can be observed (if known);
  • a link to a list of plant species grouped into trees, shrubs and groundcovers that are local to the area, suited to similar sites and can be used as a guide for planting projects.

It should be noted that the landforms presented may occur in different sequences in some areas. The profiles have been compiled to represent typical sequences, but these may not be the only ones.

To assist you to identify the appropriate vegetation profile and species list, Understanding Your Planting Profile , is suggested as a first step.

Use the profile name and descriptions to determine the ones most suited to your site. Click on the landform name to view the species list.

The vegetation in the Murray Fans revegetation zone has been divided into three profiles containing different vegetation types.


Floodplains (regular deep flooding)

Geology Alluvial, mainly clay and silt soils.
EVC Riverine Swamp Forest
Description River Red Gum forest or woodland with understorey of flood dependant herbs, sedges and grasses.
Species List Floodplains (regular deep flooding) species list

Floodplains (reasonably regular flooding)

Geology Alluvial, especially on silt and sand soils.
EVC Grassy Riverine Forest
Description River Red Gum forest or woodland with understorey dominated by flood tolerant tufted grasses, notably Warrego Summer-grass.
Species List Floodplains (reasonably regular flooding) species list

Floodplains (regular to occasional shallow flooding)

Geology Alluvial, clay and silt soils.
EVC Sedgy Riverine Forest
Description River Red Gum forest or woodland with an understorey dominated by larger sedges, notably Basket Sedge.
Species List Floodplains (regular to occasional shallow flooding) species list

Floodplains (occasional shallow flooding)

Geology Alluvial, silt and sand soils.
EVC Floodplain Riparian Woodland
Description River Red Gum forest or woodland with understorey dominated by Common Tussock-grass, often with Silver Wattle and Pale-fruit Ballart.
Species List Floodplains (occasional shallow flooding) species list

Elevated Floodplains (flooding rare)

Geology Alluvial, mainly fertile silt and clay soils.
EVC Riverine Grassy Woodland
Description Open woodland of River Red Gum above a short, tussock grassy ground layer, occasionally with shrubs including chenopods. Occurs on floodplains of major rivers in a slightly elevated position on deposited silts and sands.
Species List Elevated Floodplains (flooding rare) species list

Shallow Inundations on Elevated Floodplains

Geology Soils heavy, cracking mottled clays to clay loams, water retentive.
EVC Swampy Riparian Woodland
Description Open woodland of River Red Gum, sometimes with Black Box, above a grassy to sedgy herbaceous ground layer with species indicative of periodic water-logging.
Species List Shallow Inundations on Elevated Floodplains species list

Edge of the Floodplains (flooding rare)

Geology Alluvial, with heavy clay soils.
EVC Riverine Chenopod Woodland
Description Black Box dominated woodland with scattered medium shrubs and lignum, and a grassy ground layer with prostrate to medium sized chenopods.
Species List Edge of the Floodplains (flooding rare) species list
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Plains and Sand Ridges


Geology Alluvial, soil loam to clay loam.
EVC Plains Woodland
Description Open woodland on the plains dominated by Grey Box and/or Black Box, understorey grassy and herb-rich with a scattered shrub layer.
Species List Plains species list

Sandy Loam Plains

Geology Alluvial/aeolian sands, loam and sandy loam soils.
EVC Shallow Sands Woodland
Description Pine-Box woodland or open forest dominated by Yellow Box, White Cypress-pine and Buloke, with a sparse shrub layer and a ground layer rich in herbs and grasses.
Species List Sandy Loam Plains species list

Sand Ridges

Geology Aeolian sands, soils sandy to sandy loam, deep and free draining.
EVC Sand Ridge Woodland
Description Open pine-box woodland dominated by White Cypress-pine sometimes with Yellow Box or Drooping Sheoak. Medium shrub layer over a sparse to dense ground layer of annual herbs and grasses. Occupies distinctive sandy rises adjacent to old river and wetlands.
Species List Sand Ridges species list
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Shallow Wetlands (seasonally dry)

Geology Alluvial, medium to heavy clay soil.
EVC Plains Grassy Wetland
Description Seasonal or intermittent wetland, meadow or marsh, sometimes with fringing River Red Gum and/or Black Box. Typically species-rich on the outer verges but can be species-poor in the wetter central areas.
Species List Shallow Wetlands (seasonally dry) species list

Deeper Wetlands/Swamps/Old Creek Beds

Geology Alluvial, heavy silty clay soil.
EVC Red Gum Swamp
Description An open woodland dominated by River Red Gum, with a sedge/forb and grass-rich ground layer of aquatics or species tolerant of intermittent to seasonal inundation.
Species List Deeper Wetlands/Swamps/Old Creek Beds species list
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