Field Guide to Plants of the Molonglo Valley

The Molonglo Valley is a significant region in the ACT, known for its riverside landscapes, Aboriginal heritage and rich biodiversity. It is also home to nationally threatened ecological communities such as the Pink-tailed Worm-Lizard and Box-gum Grassy Woodland.

The Field Guide to Plants of the Molonglo Valley includes 394 native and exotic forb, fern, grass, sedge, rush, shrub and tree species, covering the majority of all known plant species to occur in the Molonglo Valley and lowland grasslands and woodlands across the region. It includes multiple photographs for each species, with key ID features, flowering and fruiting times, rare or weedy status, plant use and management notes, and a visual and text glossary of botanical terms.

The easy to use field guide provides a tool to members of the Canberra region to better appreciate, enjoy and understand the diversity of life on their doorstep.

How to purchase

The field guide can be purchased for $45 (GST included) at the following bookstores:

  • Botanical bookshop, ANBG
  • The Curatoreum, National Arboretum
  • National Library of Australia bookshop
  • Tidbinbilla visitor centre
  • Namadgi visitor centre

Alternatively, you can contact for sales and any further information.

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