PLANTS TO PLANT

SOWN aims to rehabilitate the waterways of the Enoggera Catchment and the surrounding riverine bushland by propagating and making available to members and local bushcare groups appropriate trees, shrubs and other vegetation that are native to the catchment. The plants listed below are the ‘Plants to Plant’.

Database of Enoggera Catchment Plants

The list is a searchable database of plants of the Enoggera Catchment. For each plant, it includes: habit and descriptions; photographs of leaves, flowers and fruit; and notes on distribution, garden use, and propagation. You can search and sort by keywords.

The main reference used for plant names and habit details in this database is “Mangroves to Mountains: A Field Guide to the Native Plants of South-east Queensland’ (Revised Edition) by Glenn Leiper, Jan Glazebrook, Denis Cox and Kerry Rathie.

Abrophyllum ornans (CARPODETACEAE) Native Hydrangea

Abrophyllum ornans (CARPODETACEAE) Native Hydrangea

Small tree to 8m along watercourses in rainforests in Queensland and New South Wales. Leaves are alternate and irregularly toothed and 10-20 cms long. Small, greenish yellow and white flowers in clusters in spring and summer. Fruit are small, black, fleshy...

Abrophyllum ornans (CARPODETACEAE) Native Hydrangea

Abutilon oxycarpum (MALVACEAE) Small-leaved Abutilon

Habit Shrub to 2m, often soft with velvety leaves and weak stems on rocky slopes creek banks and sometimes in rainforest. Found throughout Australia though possibly rare and threatened in Victoria. Also known as Small-flowered Abutilon, Straggly...

Abrophyllum ornans (CARPODETACEAE) Native Hydrangea

Acacia bakeri (MIMOSACEAE) Marblewood, Baker’s Wattle

Habit Erect or spreading tree to 30 m, north from Mullumbimby area in wet sclerophyll eucalypt forest and rainforest. Rare, threatened, vulnerable in the wild. Referred to as the "Rainforest Acacia". Bark finely fissured or sometimes smooth. Phyllodes...

Abrophyllum ornans (CARPODETACEAE) Native Hydrangea

Acacia complanata (MIMOSACEAE) Flat-stemmed Wattle

Habit Arching shrub or small tree to 5m. Erect or spreading, in dry sclerophyll forest, woodland and heath, in sandy and gravelly soil from Coffs Harbour to Bundaberg. The name refers to the branchlets, which when young are flattened and more or less...

Abrophyllum ornans (CARPODETACEAE) Native Hydrangea

Acacia concurrens (MIMOSACEAE) Black Wattle, Curracabah

Habit Dense shrub or small tree to 8 m on sandy or stony soils in open forest. Understorey over most of South East Queensland and surrounding regions including NSW. Will usually be smaller than 8 m and quite common in regrowth of disturbed coastal areas,...

Abrophyllum ornans (CARPODETACEAE) Native Hydrangea

Acacia disparrima (MIMOSACEAE) Hickory Wattle

Habit Dense tree to 15 m. Mostly in coastal areas and fringes throughout Queensland and NSW. Branchlets slender with the uppermost few cm angled. Phyllodes somewhat curved, pale grey to blue green with numerous parallel veins, pointed tip. Greenish phyllode...

Abrophyllum ornans (CARPODETACEAE) Native Hydrangea

Acacia falcata (MIMOSACEAE) Sickle-leaved Wattle

Habit Erect, tree-like shrub to 4 m throughout Queensland and NSW mostly in Coastal areas. Curved (falcate) phyllodes with a prominent mid vein. Flowers are cream coloured ball-flowers in early winter. Unusual seed pods show the seeds very obviously....

Abrophyllum ornans (CARPODETACEAE) Native Hydrangea

Acacia fimbriata (MIMOSACEAE) Brisbane Wattle, Fringed Wattle

Habit Fast growing, profusely flowering wattle native to South East Queensland and Northern NSW. Good screen plant, gap filler. Hardy in most situations. Usually a bushy shrub or small tree to 4-6 m high with attractive, weeping light green foliage. New...

Abrophyllum ornans (CARPODETACEAE) Native Hydrangea

Acacia irrorata (MIMOSACEAE) Green Wattle, Blueskin

Habit Small tree to 5 - 10m in the warmer, humid areas in the coastal belt from South East Queensland to southern New South Wales. Extends inland to the NSW tablelands. Grows on heavier soils. Best growth is in moist, well-drained, relatively fertile flats...

Abrophyllum ornans (CARPODETACEAE) Native Hydrangea

Acacia maidenii (MIMOSACEAE) Maiden’s wattle

Habit and flowers A medium tree to 15 m on fertile, well drained soils. Phyllodes are dark green, alternate to 18 cm. Creamy-yellowish flower spikes to 6 cm in summer and autumn. Host plant for many butterflies, including the Tailed Emperor (Polyura...

Abrophyllum ornans (CARPODETACEAE) Native Hydrangea

Acacia melanoxylon (MIMOSACEAE) Blackwood

Habit Medium to large tree recorded as capable of growing to 45m but more often in the 10-20m range at maturity in the Enoggera Catchment. Grows from North Queensland (Atherton Tablelands) to Tasmania. Larger trees have been milled for their reddish-brown...

Abrophyllum ornans (CARPODETACEAE) Native Hydrangea