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High priority threatened flora North West Victoria


The following list comprises a selection of threatened flora that has been identified as being high priority in North West Victoria. The high priority rating is based on a combination of the importance of the species and high level of concern within a particular bioregion. These species have been identified as requiring either full commitment or substantive participation within the bioregion indicated and is based on information from the Bioregional Network Analysis (BNA) for each bioregion (Lowe et al 2000).

In addition to the above BNA priorities, this list also includes high priority threatened flora in the North West that have specific management actions specified in the (DEPI Actions for Biodiversity Conservation database).


Yellow Swainson-pea Swainsona pyrophila         Status: vulnerable


Victoria's Bioregions


Bioregion key

LM Lowan Mallee
MM Murrary Mallee
MF Murray Fans
MSB Murray Scroll Belt
RP Robinvale Plains
W Wimmera


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Flowering plants  


Indicator threat.sp. in North West

Asteraceae (Daisy)
Boraginaceae (Heliotrope)
Brassicaceae (Peppercress)
Callitrichaceae (Water-starwort)
Casuarinaceae (Sheoak)
Chenopodiaceae (Salt bush)
Cupressaceae (Cypress-pine)
Cyperaceae (Sedge)
Dilleniaceae (Guinea-flower)
Eriocaulaceae (Pipewort)
Euphorbiaceae (Spurge)
Fabaceae (Bush-pea)
Haloragaceae (Water-milfoil)
Lamiaceae (Westringia)
Liliaceae (Lilly)
Loranthaceae (Mistletoe)
Malveae (Lantern-flower)
Mimosaceae (Wattle)
Myoporaceae (Emu-bush)
Myrtaceae (Gum)
Orchidaceae (Orchid)
Plantaginaceae (Western Water-starwort)
Poaceae (Native grass)
Polygalaceae (Milkwort)
Rhamnaceae (Spyridium)
Rutaceae (Star-bush)
Santalaceae (Sandalwood)
Scrophulariaceae (Eyebright)
Zannichelliaceae (Water-mat)
Northern Plains Grassland Community
Semi-arid Herbaceous Pine - Buloke Woodland Community




Ferns & Mosses

Common name

Botanical name

Priority bioregion

no high priority ferns & mosses currently considered    

Flowering plants

Botanical name

Common name

Priority bioregion

Family Asteraceae


Brachyscome chrysoglossa Yellow-tongue Daisy W
Brachyscome muelleroides Mueller Daisy MF
Haegiela tatei Small Nut-heads W
Leiocarpa leptolepis Pale Plover-daisy RP
Senecio behrianus Stiff Groundsel MF
Senecio macrocarpus Large-fruit Fireweed W
Trichanthodium baracchianum Dwarf Yellow-heads W
Trichanthodium skirrophorum Woolly Yellow-heads W
Vittadinia pterochaeta Winged New Holland Daisy W

Family Boraginaceae


Heliotropium asperrimum Rough Heliotrope W

Family Brassicaceae


Lepidium monoplocoides Winged Peppercress MF, RP, W
Lepidium pseudopapillosum Erect Pepper-cress W

Family Callitrichaceae


Callitriche cyclocarpa Western Water-starwort MF, W

Family Casuarinaceae


Allocasuarina obesa Swamp She-oak W

Family Chenopodiaceae

(Salt bush)

Atriplex rhagodioides Silver Saltbush MSB
Tecticornia flabelliformis Bead Glasswort LM, MM, W
Maireana cheelii Chariot Wheels W
Sclerolaena napiformis Turnip Copperburr MM, W

Family Cupressaceae


Callitris gracilis subsp. murrayensis Slender Cypress-pine LM, MM

Family Cyperaceae


Cyperus subulatus Pointed Flat-sedge W
Isolepis congrua Slender Club-sedge W
Schoenoplectus dissachanthus Blunt Club-sedge W

Family Dilleniaceae


Hibbertia humifusa subsp. debilis Dergholm Guinea-flower W

Family Eriocaulaceae


Eriocaulon australasicum Southern Pipewort LM, W

Family Euphorbiaceae


Euphorbia planiticola Plains Spurge MM

Family Fabaceae


Cullen parvum Small Scurf-pea MF
Cullen tenax Tough Scurf-pea RP
Swainsona brachycarpa Slender Swainson-pea W
Swainsona greyana Hairy Darling-pea MSB
Swainsona luteola Dwarf Darling-pea MSB
Swainsona murrayana Slender Darling-pea MM, MF, W
Swainsona phacoides Dwarf Swainson-pea LM, MM, MF, RP
Swainsona purpurea Purple Swainson-pea MM
Swainsona pyrophila Yellow Swainson-pea LM, MM, RP
Swainsona reticulata1 Kneed Swainson-pea MM, MSB, RP, W
Swainsona sericea Silky Swainson-pea MSB, W
Swainsona swainsonioides Downy Swainson-pea W

Family Haloragaceae


Myriophyllum porcatum Ridged Water-milfoil LM

Family Lamiaceae


Westringia crassifolia Whipstick Westringia LM, W

Family Liliaceae


Borya mirabilis Grampians Pincushion-lily W

Family Loranthaceae


Amyema linophylla subsp. orientale Buloke Mistletoe W

Family Malveae


Abutilon fraseri Dwarf Lantern-flower MM
Abutilon oxycarpum var. malvaefolium Mallowleaf Lantern-flower RP
Sida spodochroma Limestone Sida MM

Family Mimosaceae


Acacia enterocarpa Jumping-jack Wattle W
Acacia glandulicarpa Hairy-pod Wattle W
Acacia melvillei Myall W
Acacia pendula Weeping Myall MM, W

Family Myoporaceae


Eremophila sturtii Narrow-leaf Emu-bush MSB
Myoporum brevipes Pale Myoporum MM

Family Myrtaceae


Eucalyptus froggattii1 Kamarooka Mallee MM, W

Family Orchidaceae


Caladenia arenaria Sandhill Spider-orchid LM
Caladenia audasii McIvor Spider-orchid W
Caladenia formosa Elegant Spider-orchid W
Caladenia fulva Tawny Spider-orchid W
Caladenia lowanensis Wimmera Spider-orchid W
Caladenia reticulata s.s. Veined Spider-orchid W
Caladenia stricta Upright Spider-orchid W
Caladenia tensa1 Rigid Spider-orchid MM, W
Caladenia versicolor Candy Spider-orchid W
Caladenia xanthochila Yellow-lip Spider-orchid W
Dipodium campanulatum Bell-flower Hyacinth-orchid W
Diuris behrii Golden Cowslips W
Diuris palustris Swamp Diuris W
Diuris protena Northern Golden Moths MM
Microtis orbicularis Dark Mignonette-orchid W
Prasophyllum fitzgeraldii Fitzgerald's Leek-orchid W
Prasophyllum lindleyanum Green Leek-orchid W
Prasophyllum occidentale Western Leek-orchid W
Prasophyllum pallidum Pale Leek-orchid W
Prasophyllum subbisectum Pomonal Leek-orchid W
Pterostylis cheraphila Floodplain Rustyhood LM, MM, W
Pterostylis chlorogramma1 Green-striped Greenhood LM
Pterostylis xerophila Desert Greenhood LM, MM, MSB
Thelymitra epipactoides Metallic Sun-orchid W
Thelymitra mackibbinii Brilliant Sun-orchid W
Thelymitra matthewsii Spiral Sun-orchid W

Family Plantaginaceae

(Western Water-starwort)

Callitriche cyclocarpa Western Water-starwort MF

Family Poaceae

(Native grass)

Digitaria divaricatissima Umbrella Grass W
Deyeuxia imbricata Bent-grass W

Family Polygalaceae


Comesperma polygaloides Small Milkwort W

Family Rhamnaceae


Spyridium nitidum Shining Spyridium W
Spyridium sp.1 Forked Spyridium LM, W

Family Rutaceae


Asterolasia phebalioides Downy Star-Bush LM

Family Santalaceae


Santalum leptocladum Southern Sandalwood MM, MF

Family Scrophulariaceae


Euphrasia collina subsp. muelleri Purple Eyebright W

Family Zannichelliaceae


Lepilaena patentifolia Spreading Water-mat W

Northern Plains Grassland Community

  MM, MF

Semi-arid Herbaceous Pine - Buloke Woodland Community

  LM, MM, RP



Bioregion key

LM Lowan Mallee
MM Murrary Mallee
MF  Murray Fans
MSB  Murray Scroll Belt
RP Robinvale Plains
W Wimmera





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