Botany Group

About Botany

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Fringed Lilly (Thysanotus tuberosus)
Photographer: J. Hubregtse

The vegetation of Victoria ranges from desert to alpine plants, from salt marshes to freshwater bog species, and from low coastal heaths to tall mountain forests. Within this community of plants there are at least 3000 recognisable species. At present our native flora is under threat as it retreats daily from spreading pastures, suburbs, invasive weeds, fires and the forester's chainsaw. Our hope is that the decline in our native flora can be halted by stimulating interest and increasing awareness in the wider community about our native plants and the special niches they occupy in our environment,.

Aims and Activities

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Sun Orchid (Thelymitra ixiodes)
Photographer: J. Hubregtse
The aim of the FNCV Botany Group is to inform people about our unique flora. Through our activities we hope to improve the knowledge and understanding of our flora and the influence it has on the ecology. We do this in the following ways:-
  • Invited speakers give informative talks on a range native plant related topics.
  • We hold regular monthly meetings at the FNCV Clubrooms.
  • We conduct excursions and do surveys in various locations of interest.
For dates of meetings and other activities see the Calendar of Events.
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Small Crowea (Crowea exalata)
Photographer: J. Hubregtse