Oxley Creek Catchment Association has produced this seed collection and propagation resource to inform everyone about the best practices for growing your own native plants. However, Seeds must only be collected from your land or with the landholders permission.
The Oxley Creek Catchment Association has permission to collect some native seeds under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 and in accordance with the EPA/QPWS Code of Practice for the Taking and Use of Protected Plants granted by Brisbane City Council.
The following species have been selected based on how well they align with four key criteria:
- Local Abundance: The species are found naturally growing within the catchment area of Oxley Creek and occur commonly enough to allow regular collection of seeds from them without adversely affecting the local population.
- Habitat Value: The species selected provide habitat or food for local animal and insect species. Ideally they will provide habitat or food to a species endemic to the catchment, or alternatively a large variety of non-endemic locally occurring species.
- Utility Value: The species selected are suitable for use in re-vegetation projects conducted by Oxley Creek Catchment Association. They must be large and vigorous enough to compete with weedy species that occur in the catchment within the same niche. They should be hardy enough to become established without excessive site preparation and follow-up watering and weeding.
- Availability: The species selected have either only rarely or never been able to be sourced from local suppliers for re-vegetation projects by Oxley Creek Catchment Association in the past, they are not regularly grown by local nurseries that sell native plants. By focusing the efforts of nursery volunteers towards growing these species Oxley Creek Catchment Association hopes to be able to increase the diversity of suitable local species planted in its re-vegetation projects, leading to better habitat outcomes while reducing tubestock and ongoing planting maintenance costs.