Indigenous vegetation


Nearly 700 species of indigenous plants have been recorded on the Mornington Peninsula – representing almost one fifth of Victoria’s flora.

Mapping of native vegetation on the peninsula has shown that we are one of the most ecologically diverse local government areas in Victoria, with over 60 vegetation types mapped.This diversity is due to the range of natural environments we have here on the peninsula – our coast, creeks, hills and plains provide a variety of habitats for our local native plants and animals to live.

Above: Vegetation near the proposed Arthurs Seat granite quarry

Download the Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Indigenous Plant guide:

Southern Peninsula Indigenous Flora and Fauna Association has great links: