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EVC 55-02 -Red Gum Grassy Woodland

Occurring on the lower sandy outwash slopes in the valleys and flood plain notably in the south-east sector of the property, this community is dominated by extremely large, widely spaced old-growth River Red Gums Eucalyptus camaldulensis with occasional Yellow Box Eucalyptus melliodora on drier sites.

There are also numerous younger Red Gums as well as areas of young saplings.

There is a sparse mid storey of Black Wattles Acacia mearnsii, but there is no shrub layer.

The ground flora is rich and diverse, being dominated by a range of native grasses particularly Weeping Grass Microlaena stipoides, several Wallaby-grasses Austrodanthonia spp and occasional Spear-grasses Austrostipa spp.

There is a good range of native herbs, lilies and orchids. Dominant are Stinking Pennywort Hydrocotyle laxiflora, Yellow Pennywort Hydrocotyle foviolata, Pale Sundew Drosera peltata, and Creeping Wood Sorrel Oxalis perennans.

There are also a small number of exotic herbs particularly Cat's Ear Hypochaeris radicata.

Three significant native species, the nationally vulnerable Clover Glycine Glycine latrobeana (Vv) the rare Mossy Woodruff Asperula minima (r), and Quinetia Quinetia urvillei (r) were recorded in this community (see 3.4.1 below).

EVC 55-02 -Yellow Box Grassy Woodland

Essentially the same as Red Gum Grassy Woodland, but occurring on slightly drier deeper soils, this community occurs primarily on the higher ground on Lots 2 and 3.

It is dominated by medium to large Yellow Box trees Eucalyptus melliodora with an open to scattered mid storey of Golden Wattles Acacia pycnantha and Black Wattles Acacia mearnsii.

The ground flora is rich and diverse, being very similar to that in Red Gum Grassy Woodland.

Quinetia Quinetia urvillei (r) was commonly recorded in this community (see 3.4.1 below).

EVC 198 -Sedgy Riparian Woodland

Running in a long narrow strip from north to south along the creek running though the centre of the proposed Lot 9, this community begins outside the property within the Grampians National Park and terminates just to the north of the proposed subdivision road.

It occurs on permanently wet soils and is dominated almost exclusively by Swamp Gums Eucalyptus ovata with one or two River Red Gums Eucalyptus camaldulensis.

There is a mid storey of scattered to occasionally dense Ever-flowering Wattles Acacia retinodes and occasional Prickly Tea-tree Leptospermum continentale and Black Wattles Acacia mearnsii.

There is a sedge-dominated understorey of Red-fruit Saw­sedge Gahnia sieberiana, Thatch Saw-sedge Gahnia radula, Clustered Sward­sedge Lepidosperma congestum and Spiny-headed Mat-rush Lomandra longifolia along with numerous herbs, particularly Swamp Daisy Brachyscome cardiocarpa and Running Marsh-flower Villarsia reniformis.

Several very large colonies of the rare Mossy Woodruff Asperula minima (r) were recorded in this community (see 3.4.1 below).

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