Mulla Mulla Grassland Plants

Mulla Mulla Grasslands (Bush's Paddock) contains an extension of the Pinkerton Woodland, however there is a cleared paddock between the two areas. The majority of the vegetation on this 45ha paddock is native grasses and herbs.

It was acquired by Melton Council 1990’s as a buffer to the proposed adjacent quarry. In 1999 a WWF grant was received by Council to restore the grassland. A Conservation Covenant was applied by Trust for Nature. PLEG has been co-jointly managing this grassland with Melton Council from this period.

The signature plant thriving in this paddock is Featherheads or Tall Mulla Mulla (Ptilotus macrocephalus)

Plant List for Bush's Paddock  by Doug Frood
All Photos taken on-site by Colin Rowan & Cathy Powers

Ptilotus macrocephalus

Stackhousia monogyna
(creamy candles)

Eryngium ovinum
Eryngium ovinum
(Blue Devil)

Pimelia linifolia
(slender rice-flower)

Dianella longifolia
Dianella longifolia
(Plains Flax Lily)

Pelargonium rodneyannum
Pelargonium rodneyannum
(Magenta Storks-bill)

Convolvulus erubescens
Convolvulus erubescens
(Pink Bindweed)

Euchiton invlucratus
(Common Cudweed)

Lemon Beauty Heads
Calocephalus citreus
(Lemon Beauty Heads)

Helichrysum             apiculatum
Helichrysum apiculatum
(Common Everlasting)

Bracteantha viscosag
Bracteantha viscosa
(Sticky Everlasting)

Arthropodium strictum
(Chocolate Lily)