Plants of the Peninsula

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  • Interested in planting or protecting native vegetation on your property?
  • Want to learn more about plants native to the Peninsula?
  • Not sure what is a weed and what to keep?

We have nearly 700 species of indigenous plants on the Mornington Peninsula. The plants support the character of the Peninsula, our birds and wildlife.

Protecting natural bushland on your property

  • Only 30% of natural native vegetation remains on the Mornington Peninsula.
  • 60% of this important habitat occurs on private property.
  • What you do on your property counts!

We can help you learn more about the types of vegetation on your property and how best to manage and protect it.
Call the Natural Systems team on 1300 850 600 to learn more.

Planting guide for native Peninsula plants

Thinking about what to plant on your property?

Choosing local native plants is a simple way to a low-maintenance garden. Nature made them to thrive here!

It also:

  • helps local wildlife,
  • maintains our diverse, natural environment
  • brings birdlife into your garden and
  • supports the character of our Peninsula.

To help you select local native plants the Shire has developed a series of plant guides. Depending on where you live, there are different guides to suit your soil type and location.

Our native plants and trees

Nearly 700 species of native plants are on the Mornington Peninsula. Representing almost one-fifth of Victoria’s flora!

Mapping of native vegetation on the peninsula has shown that we are one of the most ecologically diverse areas in Victoria. There are over 60 vegetation types mapped.

This diversity is due to the range of natural environments we have. Our coast, creeks, hills and plains provide a variety of habitats for local native plants and animals.

For plant lists for over 30 of the most common vegetation types on the peninsula, download Mornington Peninsula EVC Profiles(PDF, 133KB).

Environmental and Noxious Weeds

Visit our Environmental and Noxious Weeds page. To learn more about the weeds that threaten our natural environment and how you can help manage them.