Poster number 3: Grasses… Southern Australia
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The native temperate grasslands and grassy woodlands of the south-eastern lowlands are among Australia’s most threatened ecosystems.
They have been reduced in area by clearing for development or improved pasture, and are threatened by introduced plants, fertiliser application and changes in the use of fire.
Relatively undisturbed patches are generally very small.
Most native alpine grasslands are now protected in national parks.
There is an increasing community interest in native grasslands.
Other posters in this set
- Grasses… Take a closer look
- Grasses… Coasts and wetlands
- Grasses… Southern Australia
- Grasses… Northern Australia
- Grasses… Weeds of national significance
© Commonwealth of Australia 1999.
This poster was produced by the Australian Biological Resources Study with the assistance of Bushcare — a program of the Australian Government’s then Natural Heritage Trust, as a supplement to the grass volumes of the Flora of Australia.
Poster 3/4. July 1999
Painting: Gilbert Dashorst (supplied by courtesy of the South Australian Herbarium). Photographs: RC Roger Cousens; MF © Murray Fagg (ANBG); PH Penny Hussey; GK Greg Keighery; PL Peter Linder; TL Tim Low; TM Terry Macfarlane; CT Colin Totterdell © ANBG. Photos by RC, PH & GK reproduced from Western Weeds with permission from the Plant Protection Society of WA. Text: Katy Mallett. Technical advice: Mike Lazarides.