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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.

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Acacia acinacea (Gold Dust Wattle)

Acacia acinacea
Acacia acinacea
Acacia acinacea
Acacia acinacea
Acacia acinacea
Acacia acinacea

Acacia alpina (Alpine Wattle)

Acacia alpina
Acacia alpina
Acacia alpina
Acacia alpina
Acacia alpina
Acacia alpina

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 baileyana x Acacia dealbata (Hybrid of Cootamundra & Silver Wattles)

Acacia baileyana x Acacia dealbata
Acacia baileyana x Acacia dealbata
Acacia baileyana x Acacia dealbata
Acacia baileyana x Acacia dealbata
Acacia baileyana x Acacia dealbata
Acacia baileyana x Acacia dealbata

Acacia baileyeana X Acacia decurrens (Hybrid of Cootamundra and Green wattles)

Acacia baileyeana X Acacia decurrens
Acacia baileyeana X Acacia decurrens
Acacia baileyeana X Acacia decurrens
Acacia baileyeana X Acacia decurrens
Acacia baileyeana X Acacia decurrens
Acacia baileyeana X Acacia decurrens

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

Acacia binervia
Acacia binervia

Acacia boormanii (Snowy River Wattle)

Acacia boormanii
Acacia boormanii
Acacia boormanii
Acacia boormanii
Acacia boormanii
Acacia boormanii

Acacia bynoeana (Bynoe's Wattle)

Acacia cardiophylla (Wyalong Wattle)

Acacia cardiophylla
Acacia cardiophylla
Acacia cardiophylla
Acacia cardiophylla
Acacia cardiophylla
Acacia cardiophylla

Acacia cognata (Bower Wattle, River Wattle)

Acacia cognata
Acacia cognata
Acacia cognata
Acacia cognata
Acacia cognata
Acacia cognata

Acacia covenyi (Bendethera wattle, Blue bush)

Acacia covenyi
Acacia covenyi
Acacia covenyi
Acacia covenyi
Acacia covenyi
Acacia covenyi

Acacia cultriformis (Knife Leaf Wattle)

Acacia cultriformis
Acacia cultriformis
Acacia cultriformis
Acacia cultriformis
Acacia cultriformis
Acacia cultriformis

Acacia curranii (Curly bark 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

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