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Happy Valley Est. 1848
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Wildflower Spectacular

The variety and density of Herbaceous native plants on and around Happy Valley has always been apparent but only recently studied.

Rutidosis Leiolopis The vegetation types pre 1840s consisted of sparse to dense dry sclerophyll woodland and open grasslands. Much of this is very well preserved partly due to low stocking rates and partly to the summer grazing in the high country allowing the grasses to seed.

Euphrasia Collina (eyebright) The main period of flowering is from mid Spring to early Summer, peaking sometime in November depending on the season.

Only part of the property has been studied thus far, however a long list of Herbaceous and Woody natives have been identified. This list includes both rare and endangered species.


Acaena ovina
Asperula conferta
Asplenium flabbeliformis
Brachyscome rigidula
Calotis glandulosa
Calotis scabiosifolia integrifolia
Carex adpressa
Chamaecyse drummondii
Chrysocephalum apiculatum
Chrysocephalum semipapposum
Convulvulus erubescens
Crasula sieberiona
Danthonia spp.
Diuris lanceolata
Elymus scaber
Enneapogon nigrescens
Glycine tabacina
Gonocarpus tetragyna
Hypericum gramineum
Leptorhynchos squamatus
Leucochrysum albicans
Linum marginale
Pimelea curviflora
Plantago varia
Poa mionectes
Poa sieberiana
Podolepus jaceceoides
Rhodanthe anthemoides
Rutidosis leiolopis
Scleranthus biflorus
Scleranthus diander
Stackhousia monogyna
Stipa bigegeniculata
Stipa falcata
Stipa sp.
Stylidium graminifolia
Swainsona sericea
Themeda australis
Velleia paradoxa
Vittadinea muelleri
Wahlenbergia spp.

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