Native plants

Climate Resilient Landscapes 

Climate Resilient Landscapes – A Planting Guide for the Northern Rivers Region aims to help residents to adapt to climate variability. The guide explains the changes that our region is likely to experience and the steps we can take to prepare our gardens and the wider landscape to be resilient through these changes. There are lists of endemic native species which are drought tolerant, fire resilient, flood resilient, salt tolerant, frost tolerant, wind tolerant, sequester carbon, and provide habitat and food.

Hardcopies are available from the Byron Shire Council Offices in Mullumbimby, your local Landcare office or your local library.


My Local Native Garden

NEW My Local Native Garden front coverMy Local Native Garden is a 44-page booklet published by Brunswick Valley Landcare (BVL) that is packed with information to help you design, plant and maintain your own native garden and also how to attract wildlife to your garden.

Hard copies are available from the Byron Shire Council offices in Mullumbimby or by requesting one from our landcare support officer




Native Plants Northern Rivers for Native Wildlife 

This fantastic resource developed by a local long-term volunteer Margie Hall is excellent for choosing the right plants to attract different types of wildlife. Available for download free Native Plants for Nth Rivers Native Wildlfe.

Laminated hardcopies are available from the Byron Shire Council Offices in Mullumbimby, your local Landcare office for a small fee.




Native Species Planting Guide

This online guide allows users to build native species planting lists for projects ranging from landscape-scale restoration to back garden planting.

The user can view a colour photograph of each plant and explore its characteristic features to improve the chances of a successful planting in any setting.

You will find more than 1550 locally occurring native species in the guide including their physical attributes (height, habit and flower colour), environmental tolerances (sun, frost, salt and wind hardiness), ecological relationships (key fauna food, butterfly and bird attracting), soil types where they occur and broad landscape locations.  Species are also assigned to vegetation mapping types and have a nursery ‘availability’ score.

The Byron version of the guide is easy to use and available online

Plants of the Forest Floor

This booklet provides a guide to small native plants of subtropical eastern Australia.

Recently updated in 2023 by local authors Penny Watsford, Margaret Elliott, Robert Price and Lui Weber.

There is nothing quite like this book bringing together in one place an easy reference guide for small plants on the floor of the forest.

Available from Brunswick Valley Landcare for $20 each.



Native Plant Nurseries

There are a number of excellent nurseries that sell local native plants both as economical tubestock and more established larger plants.  Here is a current list Directory of Northern Rivers Native Plant Nurseries Feb2023

How to Propagate Australian Plants hints and tips from the Australian National Botanic Gardens. How to propagate Australian Plants

Florabank recognises and shares the best available knowledge from research and practice in native species seed management. Florabank

Fungimap is a non-profit citizen-science organisation dedicated to raising the profile of Australia’s incredible fungal diversity. Our emphasis is on enjoying and learning about fungi and our focus is on macrofungi in the natural environment.  There website has an online field guide for fungi.  Fungimap

Threatened Species of the Wilsons and Coopers Creek 

a list of locally occurring threatened species including information on some of the most interesting. Threatened Species leaflet

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