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Goldfields Revegetation Zone

The vegetation profiles represent a generalised picture of the landscape. Each profile presents a typical landscape sequence. For each landform the following information is listed:

  • a schematic drawing showing the vegetation structure;
  • the main Ecological Vegetation Classes (EVCs) associated with it;
  • a brief description of the vegetation;
  • a brief description of the associated geology and soils;
  • one or two location examples where intact native vegetation can be observed (if known);
  • a link to a list of plant species grouped into trees, shrubs and groundcovers that are local to the area, suited to similar sites and can be used as a guide for planting projects.

It should be noted that the landforms presented may occur in different sequences in some areas. The profiles have been compiled to represent typical sequences, but these may not be the only ones.

To assist you to identify the appropriate vegetation profile and species list Understanding Your Planting Profile , is suggested as a first step.


Use the profile name and descriptions to determine the ones most suited to your site. Click on the landform name to view the species list.



The vegetation in the Goldfields revegetation zone has been divided into four profiles containing different vegetation types.

Mitchellstown Swamps and Wetlands

Shallow Wetlands (seasonally dry)

GeologyAlluvial and paludal, heavy clay soils
EVCPlains Grassy Wetland
DescriptionSeasonal or intermittent wetland, meadow or marsh, with fringing River Red Gum and/or Grey Box. Typically species-rich on the outer verges but is usually species-poor in the wetter central areas.
Species ListShallow Wetlands (seasonally dry) species list


Swamps

GeologyAlluvial and paladul, heavy clay soils.
EVCRed Gum Swamp
DescriptionOpen River Red Gum woodland dominated by sedgy or grassy-herbaceous aquatics and species tolerant of intermittent to seasonal inundation.
Species ListSwamps species list


Lunettes

GeologyAeoline sands, soils sandy to sandy loam.
EVCSand Ridge Woodland
DescriptionOpen woodland dominated by Grey Box and Yellow Gum with a dense medium to small shrub layer and a range of annual herbs and grasses.
ExamplesPuckapunyal Military Area (northern end of Major Ck area around wetlands);
Species ListLunettes species list
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Plains

Creeklines

GeologyAlluvial, soils range from sandy loams to silty clays.
EVCCreekline Grassy Woodland
DescriptionRiver Red Gum woodland on banks of small intermitten creeks, with a scattered shrub layer and dense ground layer of grasses and sedges.
ExamplesWappentake Ck, Graytown Rd, c. 5km east of Costerfield; Redburns Ln and Heathcote-Nagambie Rd intersection, Heathcote;
Species ListCreeklines species list


Broad Alluvial Drainage Lines/Creek Flats

GeologyAlluvial and Colluvial, soils shallow and range from clays, silts and sands.
EVCAlluvial-terraces Herb-rich Woodland
DescriptionOpen Red Gum and Box woodland on ephemeral drainage lines and adjacent alluvium plains. Understorey consists of a sparse medium to tall shrub layer with a diverse species rich ground layer of annual and perennial grasses and herbs.
ExamplesCreek flats on Seymour-Tooborac Rd, west of Bassetts Ln, Hilldene;
Species ListBroad Alluvial Drainage Lines/Creek Flats species list


Gilgai Plains and Crabhole Country

GeologySoils typically heavy clay, cracking and self-mulching.
EVCPlains Woodland/ Herb-rich Gilgai Wetland Mosaic
DescriptionOpen woodland of Grey Box, River Red Gum and Buloke with scattered micro-wetlands on medium to heavy clay soil.
ExamplesPuckapunyal Military Area (northern end of Major Ck area);
Species ListGilgai Plains and Crabhole Country species list


Plains

GeologyAlluvial and Colluvial, soils range from loams and clays.
EVCPlains Grassy Woodland
DescriptionRiver Red Gum, Grey Box and Buloke woodland often with White Box, Yellow Box or Yellow Gum. Sparse shrub layer of wattles, peas and bursaria over a diverse ground layer of grasses, sedges and herbs.
Species ListPlains species list


Low Hills

GeologySedimentary and Colluvium off sedimentary hills. Soils range from clay loams to clay.
EVCGrassy Woodland (Slopes Box)
DescriptionGrey Box and White Box dominated woodland with an open mid-storey and diverse ground layer of grasses and herbs.
ExamplesHeathcote-Nagambie Rd, between Redburns Ln and Tobins Ln;
Species ListLow Hills species list
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Hills & Valleys - Puckapunyal, Graytown, Bailieston area

Valleys and Gentle Slopes

GeologyAlluvial and colluvial, soil loamy with sandy patches.
EVCValley Grassy Forest
DescriptionOpen forest in fertile, gently sloping valleys of the surrounding dry hills, with a tall open shrub layer and a dense grassy layer with a range of herbs.
Species ListValleys and Gentle Slopes species list


Stony/Gravelly Hills

GeologySedimentary, soils stony and skeletal.
EVCBox Ironbark Forest
DescriptionOpen forest of Box, Stringybark and Ironbark eucalypts. Understorey often forms an open shrub layer over an open ground layer ranging from sparse to well-developed suite of herbs and grasses.
ExamplesTooborac State Forest along Seymour-Tooborac Rd, Tooborac; Rushworth-Heathcote State Forest at Costerfield and Heathcote-Graytown National Park at Graytown along Heathcote-Nagambie Rd.
Species ListStony/Gravelly Hills species list


Dry Slopes

GeologySedimentary, soils shallow and stony
EVCGrassy Dry Forest
DescriptionOpen forest of Red Stringybark, Red Box and Long-leaf Box with a grass-dominated ground layer and sparse shrub layer.
Species ListDry Slopes species list


Ridges and Exposed Slopes

GeologySedimentary, soils skeletal, stony and often rocky.
EVCHeathy Dry Forest
DescriptionOpen forest of Red Stringybark, Red Box and Long-leaf Box. The understorey is dominated by low growing heaths and peas, with a sparse ground layer of herbs and grasses.
ExamplesTooborac Nature Conservation Reserve off Seymour-Tooborac Rd, Tooborac; Mt Ida within Heathcote-Graytown National Park, Heathcote; SE of Bailieston Rd and Surface Hill Rd intersection, Heathcote-Graytown National Park, Graytown
Species ListRidges and Exposed Slopes species list
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Hills & Plains - Rushworth Whroo area

Plains

GeologyAlluvial, soils loam to clay loam.
EVCPlains Woodland
DescriptionOpen woodland on the plains dominated by Grey Box and Buloke with a diverse ground layer of grasses and herbs, and a sparse shrub layer often with chenopods present.
ExamplesIntersection of Tait Hamilton Rd and Clyde Rd, Gobarup;
Species ListPlains species list


Lower Slopes and Low Hills

GeologySedimentary derived colluvium, soils range from sands, clays, loams.
EVCGrassy Woodland (Low Rises and Rainshadow)
DescriptionGrey Box and White Box dominated woodland with an open mid-storey and diverse ground layer of chenopods, grasses and herbs.
ExamplesTait Hamilton Rd between Dryden Rd and Clyde Rd, Gobarup; Waranga Bushland Reserve off Rushworth-Tatura Rd between Rushworth and Waranga Shores;
Species ListLower Slopes and Low Hills species list


Gravelly Hills

GeologySedimentary, soils shallow, stony and skeletal.
EVCBox Ironbark Forest
DescriptionOpen forest of Box, Stringybark and Ironbark eucalypts. Understorey often forms an open shrub layer over an open ground layer ranging from sparse to well-developed suite of herbs and grasses.
ExamplesRushworth-Heathcote State Forest between Rushworth and Whroo; Whroo Nature Conservation Reserve;
Species ListGravelly Hills species list


Sandstone Ridges

GeologySedimentary, soils gravelly, low fertility, commonly a clay-loam over a light-medium clay.
EVCSandstone Ridge Shrubland
DescriptionOpen forest with an overstorey dominated with mallee eucalypts. Understorey is typically shrubby with Melaleuca species a distinctive feature.
ExamplesSouth eastern part of Gobarup Nature Conservation Reserve off Dryden Rd, Gobarup; Rushworth-Heathcote State Forest at Miller Rd and Jones Rd intersection (off Bendigo-Murchison Rd), Rushworth;
Species ListSandstone Ridges species list
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