Murray Fans 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 Murray Fans revegetation zone has been divided into three profiles containing different vegetation types.


Floodplains (regular deep flooding)

GeologyAlluvial, mainly clay and silt soils.
EVCRiverine Swamp Forest
DescriptionRiver Red Gum forest or woodland with understorey of flood dependant herbs, sedges and grasses.
Species ListFloodplains (regular deep flooding) species list

Floodplains (reasonably regular flooding)

GeologyAlluvial, especially on silt and sand soils.
EVCGrassy Riverine Forest
DescriptionRiver Red Gum forest or woodland with understorey dominated by flood tolerant tufted grasses, notably Warrego Summer-grass.
Species ListFloodplains (reasonably regular flooding) species list

Floodplains (regular to occasional shallow flooding)

GeologyAlluvial, clay and silt soils.
EVCSedgy Riverine Forest
DescriptionRiver Red Gum forest or woodland with an understorey dominated by larger sedges, notably Basket Sedge.
Species ListFloodplains (regular to occasional shallow flooding) species list

Floodplains (occasional shallow flooding)

GeologyAlluvial, silt and sand soils.
EVCFloodplain Riparian Woodland
DescriptionRiver Red Gum forest or woodland with understorey dominated by Common Tussock-grass, often with Silver Wattle and Pale-fruit Ballart.
Species ListFloodplains (occasional shallow flooding) species list

Elevated Floodplains (flooding rare)

GeologyAlluvial, mainly fertile silt and clay soils.
EVCRiverine Grassy Woodland
DescriptionOpen woodland of River Red Gum above a short, tussock grassy ground layer, occasionally with shrubs including chenopods. Occurs on floodplains of major rivers in a slightly elevated position on deposited silts and sands.
Species ListElevated Floodplains (flooding rare) species list

Shallow Inundations on Elevated Floodplains

GeologySoils heavy, cracking mottled clays to clay loams, water retentive.
EVCSwampy Riparian Woodland
DescriptionOpen woodland of River Red Gum, sometimes with Black Box, above a grassy to sedgy herbaceous ground layer with species indicative of periodic water-logging.
Species ListShallow Inundations on Elevated Floodplains species list

Edge of the Floodplains (flooding rare)

GeologyAlluvial, with heavy clay soils.
EVCRiverine Chenopod Woodland
DescriptionBlack Box dominated woodland with scattered medium shrubs and lignum, and a grassy ground layer with prostrate to medium sized chenopods.
Species ListEdge of the Floodplains (flooding rare) species list
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Plains and Sand Ridges


GeologyAlluvial, soil loam to clay loam.
EVCPlains Woodland
DescriptionOpen woodland on the plains dominated by Grey Box and/or Black Box, understorey grassy and herb-rich with a scattered shrub layer.
Species ListPlains species list

Sandy Loam Plains

GeologyAlluvial/aeolian sands, loam and sandy loam soils.
EVCShallow Sands Woodland
DescriptionPine-Box woodland or open forest dominated by Yellow Box, White Cypress-pine and Buloke, with a sparse shrub layer and a ground layer rich in herbs and grasses.
Species ListSandy Loam Plains species list

Sand Ridges

GeologyAeolian sands, soils sandy to sandy loam, deep and free draining.
EVCSand Ridge Woodland
DescriptionOpen pine-box woodland dominated by White Cypress-pine sometimes with Yellow Box or Drooping Sheoak. Medium shrub layer over a sparse to dense ground layer of annual herbs and grasses. Occupies distinctive sandy rises adjacent to old river and wetlands.
Species ListSand Ridges species list
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Shallow Wetlands (seasonally dry)

GeologyAlluvial, medium to heavy clay soil.
EVCPlains Grassy Wetland
DescriptionSeasonal or intermittent wetland, meadow or marsh, sometimes with fringing River Red Gum and/or Black Box. Typically species-rich on the outer verges but can be species-poor in the wetter central areas.
Species ListShallow Wetlands (seasonally dry) species list

Deeper Wetlands/Swamps/Old Creek Beds

GeologyAlluvial, heavy silty clay soil.
EVCRed Gum Swamp
DescriptionAn open woodland dominated by River Red Gum, with a sedge/forb and grass-rich ground layer of aquatics or species tolerant of intermittent to seasonal inundation.
Species ListDeeper Wetlands/Swamps/Old Creek Beds species list
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