Woodland plants targeted for seed collection

Mid Lachlan Landcare is pleased to announce our new project with John Holland Pty Ltd Country Regional Network. Over the next few months, in partnership with Young District Landcare, we will be locating and collecting seed from three woodland plant species considered to be significant components of White Box-Yellow Box-Blakely’s Red Gum Woodland, one of Australia’s most threatened vegetation communities and local to our area.

Creamy Candles (Stackhousia monogyna), Black-anthered Flax Lily (Dianella revoluta)  and Smooth Flax Lily (Dianella longifolia) are being targeted because they have shown to have a poor response to germination. Collected seed will be tested for germination and dormancy at the Australian National Botanic Gardens. It is hoped that the tests will inform on ways to improve germination so that these plants can be included in planting and direct seeding activities in future restoration projects.

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