Cowra Shire Plant List

The following plants are mostly local native species that can be grown successfully in district gardens and backyards to help enhance habitat for birds, especially small insectivorous birds. This list does not include large native trees such as Eucalypts, Cypress Pines or Kurrajongs which also have important habitat functions in large gardens.


The list of plants associated with this area. Please click on an individual name to see further details about these species.

Growth Form Scientific Name Common Name
Acacia deanei Green wattle
Acacia decora Western golden wattle
Acacia leucoclada Northern silver wattle
Acacia paradoxa Kangaroo thorn
Acacia vestita Hairy wattle
Allocasuarina verticillata Drooping she-oak
Calytrix tetragona Fringe-myrtle
Cassinia quinquefaria Cassinia
Chrysocephalum apiculatum Yellow Buttons
Dodonea viscosa Hop Bush
Grevillea floribunda Seven Dwarfs Grevillea
Grevillea lanigera Woolly Grevillea
Grevillea rosmarinifolia Rosemary Grevillea
Kunzea parvifolia Violet Kunzea
Leptospermum. polygalifolium and Leptospermum spp. Tea- tree
Melaleuca spp. Myrtles or Paperbarks
Poa sieberiana Snow grass
Senna artemisioides Silver (Desert) Cassia
Shrub Acacia cardiophylla Wyalong wattle
Shrub Bursaria spinosa Blackthorn
Shrub Grevillea juniperina
Shrub Indigofera australis Native Indiga
Shrub Westringia fruticosa Coast Rosemary
Tussock Dianella revoluta Mauve Flax Lily
Tussock Lomandra longifolia Spiny Mat-rush
Tussock Themeda australis Kangaroo Grass
Ground Cover Hardenbergia violacea False Sardaparilla
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