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Flora Wetland Indicator Species List

The Flora Wetland Indicator Species List (WISL) has been compiled to support the determination of whether a site is a wetland. The Wetland Indicator Species (WIS) in WISL have adapted to living in wetlands and are dependent on them.

The presence of a WIS at a site does not, in itself, confirm the site to be a wetland, but is one line of evidence towards determining the wetland status of a site.

WetlandSummary and WetlandMaps provide species lists and profiles for defined areas.

Wetland vegetation Photo by Nick Cuff

Quick facts

Wetland plants
grow around and in wet areas (fresh or saline).
Aquatic plants
are plants that have adapted to living in aquatic environments (saltwater or freshwater). They are also referred to as hydrophytes or aquatic macrophytes.
Flora Wetland Indicator Species List
(this list is indicative and may not be all inclusive of all WIS in this section)
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Class Family Scientific name Common name NCA EPBC End.
Charophyceae Characeae Chara corallina C XU
Charophyceae Characeae Chara corallina var. nobilis XU
Charophyceae Characeae Chara fibrosa C QA
Charophyceae Characeae Chara fibrosa var. myriophylla C Q
Charophyceae Characeae Chara globularis C QAI
Charophyceae Characeae Chara globularis var. globularis C QI
Charophyceae Characeae Chara vulgaris C QA
Charophyceae Characeae Chara zeylandica C QAI
Charophyceae Characeae Nitella cristata C QA
Charophyceae Characeae Nitella flexilis C Q
Charophyceae Characeae Nitella furcata C Q
Charophyceae Characeae Nitella furcata subsp. furcata C Q
Charophyceae Characeae Nitella furcata subsp. orientalis C Q
Charophyceae Characeae Nitella hyalina C QI
Charophyceae Characeae Nitella lhotzkyi C Q
Charophyceae Characeae Nitella myriotricha C QAI
Charophyceae Characeae Nitella penicillata C QAI
Charophyceae Characeae Nitella pseudoflabellata C QA
Charophyceae Characeae Nitella pseudoflabellata var. imperalis C Q
Charophyceae Characeae Nitella sonderi C QA
Charophyceae Characeae Nitella stuartii C QA
Charophyceae Characeae Nitella tasmanica C QA
Charophyceae Characeae Nitella tasmanica subsp. gelatinifera C Q
land plants Acanthaceae Acanthus ebracteatus subsp. ebarbatus C XU
land plants Acanthaceae Acanthus ilicifolius C QAI
land plants Acanthaceae Avicennia marina C QAI
land plants Acanthaceae Avicennia marina subsp. australasica C QAI
land plants Acanthaceae Avicennia marina subsp. eucalyptifolia C QAI
land plants Acanthaceae Hygrophila angustifolia C QAI
land plants Acanthaceae Hygrophila costata IU
land plants Acanthaceae Hygrophila polysperma IU
land plants Acanthaceae Hygrophila triflora IU
land plants Aizoaceae Gunniopsis sp. (Edgbaston R.J.Fensham 5094) E Q
land plants Aizoaceae Sesuvium portulacastrum sea purslane C QAI
land plants Alismataceae Astonia australiensis E Q
land plants Alismataceae Caldesia acanthocarpa C QA
land plants Alismataceae Caldesia oligococca C QA
land plants Alismataceae Caldesia reniformis C QI
land plants Alismataceae Damasonium minus starfruit C QA
land plants Alismataceae Echinodorus cordifolius subsp. cordifolius IU
land plants Alismataceae Sagittaria platyphylla sagittaria IU
land plants Amaranthaceae Alternanthera philoxeroides alligator weed IU
land plants Amaryllidaceae Crinum flaccidum Murray lily C QA
land plants Amaryllidaceae Crinum pedunculatum river lily C QAI
land plants Amaryllidaceae Crinum uniflorum C QA
land plants Apiaceae Berula erecta water parsnip IU
land plants Apiaceae Eryngium fontanum E E Q
land plants Apiaceae Lilaeopsis brisbanica E Q
land plants Apocynaceae Gymnanthera oblonga C QAI
land plants Aponogetonaceae Aponogeton bullosus E E QA
land plants Aponogetonaceae Aponogeton cuneatus C Q
land plants Aponogetonaceae Aponogeton elongatus NT XU
land plants Aponogetonaceae Aponogeton elongatus subsp. elongatus NT QA
land plants Aponogetonaceae Aponogeton elongatus subsp. fluitans V Q
land plants Aponogetonaceae Aponogeton lancesmithii E Q
land plants Aponogetonaceae Aponogeton prolifer E E Q
land plants Aponogetonaceae Aponogeton queenslandicus C QA
land plants Aponogetonaceae Aponogeton vanbruggenii C QA
land plants Araceae Lemna aequinoctialis common duckweed C QAI
land plants Araceae Lemna trisulca C QAI
land plants Araceae Pistia stratiotes water lettuce IU
land plants Araceae Spirodela oligorrhiza C Q
land plants Araceae Spirodela polyrhiza large duckweed C QAI
land plants Araceae Wolffia angusta tiny duckweed C QA
land plants Araliaceae Hydrocotyle verticillata shield pennywort C QA
land plants Arecaceae Nypa fruticans C QI
land plants Asteraceae Cotula coronopifolia water buttons IU
land plants Asteraceae Eclipta prostrata white eclipta IU
land plants Asteraceae Enydra fluctuans IU
land plants Asteraceae Olearia hygrophila swamp daisy E E Q
land plants Bignoniaceae Dolichandrone spathacea NT QAI
land plants Blandfordiaceae Blandfordia grandiflora christmas bells E QA
land plants Blechnaceae Blechnum indicum swamp water fern C QAI
land plants Bombacaceae Camptostemon schultzii C QAI
land plants Brassicaceae Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum watercress IU
land plants Cabombaceae Brasenia schreberi C QAI
land plants Cabombaceae Cabomba caroliniana var. caroliniana cabomba IU
land plants Caesalpiniaceae Cynometra iripa C QAI
land plants Caesalpiniaceae Cynometra sp. (Paira Homestead Rd G.Sankowsky+ 1223) XU
land plants Campanulaceae Isotoma fluviatilis C QAI
land plants Campanulaceae Isotoma fluviatilis subsp. borealis C QA
land plants Campanulaceae Isotoma luticola C Q
land plants Campanulaceae Isotoma sp. (Myross R.J.Fensham 3883) XU
land plants Casuarinaceae Casuarina cunninghamiana C QA
land plants Casuarinaceae Casuarina cunninghamiana subsp. cunninghamiana C QAI
land plants Casuarinaceae Casuarina cunninghamiana subsp. miodon C QA
land plants Casuarinaceae Casuarina glauca swamp she-oak C QAI
land plants Centrolepidaceae Centrolepis fascicularis C QAI
land plants Ceratophyllaceae Ceratophyllum demersum hornwort C QAI
land plants Ceratophyllaceae Ceratophyllum muricatum subsp. muricatum C QI
land plants Chenopodiaceae Chenopodium auricomum C QA
land plants Chenopodiaceae Sarcocornia quinqueflora XU
land plants Chenopodiaceae Suaeda arbusculoides C QA
land plants Chenopodiaceae Suaeda australis C QA
land plants Chenopodiaceae Tecticornia indica C QAI
land plants Chenopodiaceae Tecticornia indica subsp. indica C QA
land plants Chenopodiaceae Tecticornia indica subsp. julacea C QA
land plants Chenopodiaceae Tecticornia indica subsp. leiostachya C QA
land plants Chenopodiaceae Tecticornia pergranulata C QA
land plants Chenopodiaceae Tecticornia pergranulata subsp. divaricata C QA
land plants Chenopodiaceae Tecticornia pergranulata subsp. elongata C Q
land plants Chenopodiaceae Tecticornia pergranulata subsp. pergranulata C QA
land plants Chenopodiaceae Tecticornia pergranulata subsp. queenslandica C Q
land plants Colchicaceae Burchardia umbellata C QA
land plants Combretaceae Lumnitzera littorea C QAI
land plants Combretaceae Lumnitzera racemosa C QAI
land plants Convolvulaceae Ipomoea aquatica C QAI
land plants Cymodoceaceae Cymodocea rotundata C QI
land plants Cymodoceaceae Cymodocea serrulata C QAI
land plants Cymodoceaceae Halodule pinifolia C QI
land plants Cymodoceaceae Halodule tridentata C Q
land plants Cymodoceaceae Halodule uninervis C QAI
land plants Cymodoceaceae Syringodium isoetifolium C QAI
land plants Cymodoceaceae Thalassodendron ciliatum C QI
land plants Cyperaceae Actinoscirpus grossus C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Baumea acuta pale twigrush XU
land plants Cyperaceae Baumea arthrophylla XU
land plants Cyperaceae Baumea articulata jointed twigrush XU
land plants Cyperaceae Baumea gunnii slender twigrush XU
land plants Cyperaceae Baumea juncea bare twigrush XU
land plants Cyperaceae Baumea muelleri XU
land plants Cyperaceae Baumea nuda XU
land plants Cyperaceae Baumea planifolia XU
land plants Cyperaceae Baumea rubiginosa soft twigrush XU
land plants Cyperaceae Baumea teretifolia XU
land plants Cyperaceae Bolboschoenus caldwellii C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Bolboschoenus fluviatilis C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Carex fascicularis tassel sedge C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Carex gaudichaudiana C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Carex lobolepis C QA
land plants Cyperaceae Chorizandra cymbaria C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Chorizandra sphaerocephala C QA
land plants Cyperaceae Cladium procerum leafy twigrush C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus alopecuroides C QA
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus alterniflorus C QA
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus angustatus C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus aquatilis C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus betchei C Q
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus betchei subsp. betchei C QA
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus cephalotes E E QI
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus compactus C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus cristulatus C QA
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus dactylotes C QA
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus decompositus C QA
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus difformis rice sedge C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus digitatus C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus distans C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus enervis C QA
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus eragrostis IU
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus esculentus yellow nutgrass IU
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus exaltatus tall flatsedge C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus flaccidus C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus fucosus C QA
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus gunnii subsp. gunnii C QA
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus gunnii subsp. novae-hollandiae C Q
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus gymnocaulos spiny flatsedge C QA
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus haspan C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus haspan subsp. haspan C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus haspan subsp. juncoides C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus holoschoenus C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus involucratus IU
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus laevigatus C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus lucidus C QA
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus macrostachyos C QA
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus melanospermus IU
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus nutans var. eleusinoides flatsedge C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus odoratus C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus ohwii C QI
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus oxycarpus C QA
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus papyrus papyrus IU
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus pilosus C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus platystylis C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus polystachyos C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus polystachyos var. laxiflorus C QI
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus polystachyos var. polystachyos C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus procerus C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus prolifer dwarf papyrus IU
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus pygmaeus dwarf sedge C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus sanguinolentus C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus scariosus C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus serotinus C QI
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus sp. (Coleman River J.R.Clarkson 3455) C Q
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus sp. (Katherine Gorge NP C.Dunlop 4505) C QA
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus squarrosus bearded flatsedge C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus unioloides C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Cyperus vaginatus C QA
land plants Cyperaceae Eleocharis acuta C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Eleocharis acutangula C Q
land plants Cyperaceae Eleocharis acutangula subsp. acutangula C XU
land plants Cyperaceae Eleocharis atricha tuber spikerush C QA
land plants Cyperaceae Eleocharis atropurpurea C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Eleocharis blakeana C QA
land plants Cyperaceae Eleocharis brassii C QA
land plants Cyperaceae Eleocharis cylindrostachys C QA
land plants Cyperaceae Eleocharis dietrichiana C QA
land plants Cyperaceae Eleocharis difformis E Q
land plants Cyperaceae Eleocharis dulcis C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Eleocharis equisetina C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Eleocharis geniculata C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Eleocharis gracilis slender spikerush C QA
land plants Cyperaceae Eleocharis jacobsiana C Q
land plants Cyperaceae Eleocharis macbarronii C QA
land plants Cyperaceae Eleocharis minuta IU
land plants Cyperaceae Eleocharis nuda C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Eleocharis ochrostachys C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Eleocharis pallens pale spikerush C QA
land plants Cyperaceae Eleocharis philippinensis C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Eleocharis plana ribbed spikerush C QA
land plants Cyperaceae Eleocharis pusilla small spikerush C QA
land plants Cyperaceae Eleocharis retroflexa V V QI
land plants Cyperaceae Eleocharis rivalis C QA
land plants Cyperaceae Eleocharis sanguinolenta C QA
land plants Cyperaceae Eleocharis setifolia subsp. setifolia C QA
land plants Cyperaceae Eleocharis sphacelata tall spikerush C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Eleocharis spiralis C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Eleocharis sundaica C QA
land plants Cyperaceae Eleocharis tetraquetra C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Fimbristylis adjuncta E E Q
land plants Cyperaceae Fimbristylis blakei C QA
land plants Cyperaceae Fimbristylis clavata C QA
land plants Cyperaceae Fimbristylis complanata C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Fimbristylis dipsacea C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Fimbristylis distincta V QA
land plants Cyperaceae Fimbristylis dolera C QA
land plants Cyperaceae Fimbristylis ferruginea C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Fimbristylis insignis C QI
land plants Cyperaceae Fimbristylis littoralis C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Fimbristylis micans V Q
land plants Cyperaceae Fimbristylis microcarya C QA
land plants Cyperaceae Fimbristylis nuda C QA
land plants Cyperaceae Fimbristylis nutans C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Fimbristylis pauciflora C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Fimbristylis phaeoleuca C QA
land plants Cyperaceae Fimbristylis polytrichoides C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Fimbristylis quinquangularis C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Fimbristylis rara C QA
land plants Cyperaceae Fimbristylis schoenoides C QA
land plants Cyperaceae Fimbristylis sieberiana C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Fimbristylis sp. (Elizabeth Springs R.J.Fensham 3743) V QA
land plants Cyperaceae Fimbristylis vagans E Q
land plants Cyperaceae Fuirena incrassata C QA
land plants Cyperaceae Fuirena nudiflora C QA
land plants Cyperaceae Fuirena umbellata C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Gahnia clarkei tall sawsedge C QA
land plants Cyperaceae Gahnia sieberiana sword grass C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Isolepis fluitans floating club rush C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Isolepis hookeriana C QA
land plants Cyperaceae Isolepis inundata swamp club rush C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Lepidosperma longitudinale pithy swordsedge C QA
land plants Cyperaceae Lepironia articulata C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Lipocarpha chinensis XU
land plants Cyperaceae Lipocarpha microcephala XU
land plants Cyperaceae Mapania macrocephala C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Rhynchospora brownii beak rush C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Rhynchospora corymbosa C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Rhynchospora heterochaeta C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Rhynchospora rubra C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Schoenoplectus mucronatus XU
land plants Cyperaceae Schoenoplectus subulatus C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Schoenus brevifolius C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Schoenus centralis C QA
land plants Cyperaceae Schoenus falcatus C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Schoenus latelaminatus medusa bogrush C QA
land plants Cyperaceae Schoenus lepidosperma C U
land plants Cyperaceae Schoenus lepidosperma subsp. pachylepis C QA
land plants Cyperaceae Schoenus nitens shiny bogrush C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Schoenus paludosus XU
land plants Cyperaceae Schoenus scabripes C QA
land plants Cyperaceae Scirpodendron ghaeri C QI
land plants Cyperaceae Scirpus polystachyus C QA
land plants Cyperaceae Scleria caricina C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Scleria carphiformis C Q
land plants Cyperaceae Scleria corymbosa C QI
land plants Cyperaceae Scleria laxa C QA
land plants Cyperaceae Scleria pygmaea C QA
land plants Cyperaceae Scleria scrobiculata C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Scleria sp. (Maggieville R.C.Carolin 8758) C QA
land plants Cyperaceae Scleria sumatrensis C QI
land plants Cyperaceae Thoracostachyum sumatranum C QAI
land plants Cyperaceae Tricostularia undulata XU
land plants Droseraceae Aldrovanda vesiculosa waterwheel plant C QA
land plants Droseraceae Drosera adelae NT Q
land plants Droseraceae Drosera auriculata C QAI
land plants Droseraceae Drosera banksii C QA
land plants Droseraceae Drosera binata forked sundew C QAI
land plants Droseraceae Drosera burmanni C QAI
land plants Droseraceae Drosera glanduligera C QA
land plants Droseraceae Drosera hookeri C QA
land plants Droseraceae Drosera indica XU
land plants Droseraceae Drosera lanata C QA
land plants Droseraceae Drosera lunata C QAI
land plants Droseraceae Drosera peltata pale sundew C XU
land plants Droseraceae Drosera petiolaris C QAI
land plants Droseraceae Drosera prolifera trailing sundew V V Q
land plants Droseraceae Drosera pygmaea C QAI
land plants Droseraceae Drosera schizandra notched sundew V V Q
land plants Droseraceae Drosera spatulata C QA
land plants Droseraceae Drosera spatulata var. gympiensis C Q
land plants Droseraceae Drosera spatulata var. spatulata C QAI
land plants Ebenaceae Diospyros littorea C QAI
land plants Elatinaceae Bergia ammannioides C QA
land plants Elatinaceae Bergia pedicellaris C QA
land plants Elatinaceae Bergia perennis C XU
land plants Elatinaceae Elatine gratioloides waterwort C QAI
land plants Elatinaceae Elatine macrocalyx C QA
land plants Ericaceae Sprengelia sprengelioides sprengelia C QA
land plants Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon aloefolium E Q
land plants Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon athertonense C Q
land plants Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon australe C QAI
land plants Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon bifistulosum C XU
land plants Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon carpentariae C QA
land plants Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon carsonii E Q
land plants Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon carsonii subsp. carsonii E E QA
land plants Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon carsonii subsp. euloense XU
land plants Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon carsonii subsp. orientale E E Q
land plants Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon cinereum C QAI
land plants Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon clarksonii C Q
land plants Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon concretum C QA
land plants Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon depressum C QA
land plants Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon fistulosum C QA
land plants Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon giganticum E Q
land plants Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon nanum C QA
land plants Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon nematophyllum C QA
land plants Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon odontospermum C Q
land plants Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon pallidum XU
land plants Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon pusillum C QAI
land plants Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon pygmaeum C QA
land plants Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon scariosum C QAI
land plants Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon setaceum C QAI
land plants Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon spectabile C QA
land plants Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon tortuosum C QA
land plants Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon truncatum C QI
land plants Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon willdenovianum C QAI
land plants Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon zollingerianum C QI
land plants Euphorbiaceae Calycopeplus casuarinoides C Q
land plants Euphorbiaceae Excoecaria agallocha milky mangrove C QAI
land plants Euphorbiaceae Excoecaria ovalis C QA
land plants Euphorbiaceae Excoecaria parvifolia C QA
land plants Gleicheniaceae Dicranopteris linearis var. linearis C QAI
land plants Gleicheniaceae Gleichenia mendellii C QA
land plants Haloragaceae Myriophyllum aquaticum Brazilian water milfoil IU
land plants Haloragaceae Myriophyllum artesium E Q
land plants Haloragaceae Myriophyllum crispatum C QA
land plants Haloragaceae Myriophyllum dicoccum C QA
land plants Haloragaceae Myriophyllum filiforme C QA
land plants Haloragaceae Myriophyllum gracile C QA
land plants Haloragaceae Myriophyllum gracile var. gracile C QA
land plants Haloragaceae Myriophyllum gracile var. laeve C Q
land plants Haloragaceae Myriophyllum gracile var. lineare C QA
land plants Haloragaceae Myriophyllum implicatum C Q
land plants Haloragaceae Myriophyllum jacobsii C Q
land plants Haloragaceae Myriophyllum latifolium C QA
land plants Haloragaceae Myriophyllum muricatum C QA
land plants Haloragaceae Myriophyllum papillosum common water-milfoil C QA
land plants Haloragaceae Myriophyllum simulans C QA
land plants Haloragaceae Myriophyllum striatum C Q
land plants Haloragaceae Myriophyllum variifolium C QA
land plants Haloragaceae Myriophyllum verrucosum water milfoil C QA
land plants Hydrocharitaceae Blyxa aubertii C QAI
land plants Hydrocharitaceae Blyxa echinosperma C QA
land plants Hydrocharitaceae Blyxa octandra C QAI
land plants Hydrocharitaceae Egeria densa dense waterweed IU
land plants Hydrocharitaceae Enhalus acoroides C QAI
land plants Hydrocharitaceae Halophila capricorni C Q
land plants Hydrocharitaceae Halophila decipiens C Q
land plants Hydrocharitaceae Halophila minor C QI
land plants Hydrocharitaceae Halophila ovalis C QAI
land plants Hydrocharitaceae Halophila spinulosa C QAI
land plants Hydrocharitaceae Halophila tricostata C Q
land plants Hydrocharitaceae Hydrilla verticillata hydrilla C QAI
land plants Hydrocharitaceae Hydrocharis dubia frogbit IU
land plants Hydrocharitaceae Limnobium laevigatum IU
land plants Hydrocharitaceae Ottelia alismoides C QAI
land plants Hydrocharitaceae Ottelia ovalifolia swamp lily C Q
land plants Hydrocharitaceae Ottelia ovalifolia subsp. chrysobasis C Q
land plants Hydrocharitaceae Thalassia hemprichii C QI
land plants Hydrocharitaceae Vallisneria annua C QA
land plants Hydrocharitaceae Vallisneria australis C QA
land plants Hydrocharitaceae Vallisneria caulescens C QA
land plants Hydrocharitaceae Vallisneria erecta C Q
land plants Hydrocharitaceae Vallisneria nana C QAI
land plants Hydrocharitaceae Vallisneria rubra C QA
land plants Isoetaceae Isoetes drummondii C U
land plants Isoetaceae Isoetes muelleri quillwort C QA
land plants Juncaceae Juncus aridicola tussock rush C QA
land plants Juncaceae Juncus articulatus jointed rush IU
land plants Juncaceae Juncus bufonius toad rush IU
land plants Juncaceae Juncus continuus C QA
land plants Juncaceae Juncus holoschoenus C QA
land plants Juncaceae Juncus kraussii sea rush C QA
land plants Juncaceae Juncus kraussii subsp. australiensis C QAI
land plants Juncaceae Juncus mollis C QA
land plants Juncaceae Juncus planifolius C QAI
land plants Juncaceae Juncus prismatocarpus branching rush C QAI
land plants Juncaceae Juncus subglaucus C QA
land plants Juncaceae Juncus usitatus C QAI
land plants Juncaginaceae Cycnogeton dubius C QAI
land plants Juncaginaceae Cycnogeton microtuberosus C QA
land plants Juncaginaceae Cycnogeton multifructus C QA
land plants Juncaginaceae Cycnogeton procerus C QAI
land plants Juncaginaceae Cycnogeton rheophilus C QA
land plants Juncaginaceae Triglochin calcitrapa XU
land plants Juncaginaceae Triglochin hexagona C QA
land plants Juncaginaceae Triglochin isingiana C QA
land plants Juncaginaceae Triglochin nana C QA
land plants Juncaginaceae Triglochin striata streaked arrowgrass C QAI
land plants Lamiaceae Lycopus australis water horehound C QA
land plants Laxmanniaceae Lomandra hystrix C QA
land plants Laxmanniaceae Sowerbaea juncea vanilla plant C QA
land plants Lecythidaceae Barringtonia acutangula C QAI
land plants Lecythidaceae Barringtonia racemosa C QI
land plants Lentibulariaceae Utricularia albiflora C Q
land plants Lentibulariaceae Utricularia aurea golden bladderwort C QAI
land plants Lentibulariaceae Utricularia australis yellow bladderwort C QI
land plants Lentibulariaceae Utricularia bifida C QAI
land plants Lentibulariaceae Utricularia biloba moth bladderwort C QA
land plants Lentibulariaceae Utricularia blackmanii C Q
land plants Lentibulariaceae Utricularia caerulea blue bladderwort C QAI
land plants Lentibulariaceae Utricularia chrysantha C QAI
land plants Lentibulariaceae Utricularia circumvoluta C QA
land plants Lentibulariaceae Utricularia corneliana C Q
land plants Lentibulariaceae Utricularia dichotoma fairy aprons C QAI
land plants Lentibulariaceae Utricularia foveolata C QA
land plants Lentibulariaceae Utricularia gibba floating bladderwort C QAI
land plants Lentibulariaceae Utricularia lasiocaulis C QA
land plants Lentibulariaceae Utricularia lateriflora small bladderwort C QA
land plants Lentibulariaceae Utricularia limosa C QA
land plants Lentibulariaceae Utricularia minutissima C QA
land plants Lentibulariaceae Utricularia muelleri C QAI
land plants Lentibulariaceae Utricularia quinquedentata C QA
land plants Lentibulariaceae Utricularia simmonsii C Q
land plants Lentibulariaceae Utricularia stellaris C QA
land plants Lentibulariaceae Utricularia subulata C QA
land plants Lentibulariaceae Utricularia terrae-reginae C Q
land plants Lentibulariaceae Utricularia uliginosa asian bladderwort C QAI
land plants Limnocharitaceae Butomopsis latifolia C QA
land plants Limnocharitaceae Hydrocleys nymphoides IU
land plants Limnocharitaceae Limnocharis flava yellow burrhead IU
land plants Lycopodiaceae Lycopodiella cernua XU
land plants Lycopodiaceae Lycopodiella lateralis slender clubmoss XU
land plants Lycopodiaceae Lycopodiella limosa XU
land plants Lycopodiaceae Lycopodiella serpentina bog clubmoss XU
land plants Lygodiaceae Lygodium microphyllum snake fern C QAI
land plants Lythraceae Lythrum paradoxum C Q
land plants Lythraceae Lythrum salicaria purple loosestrife C QAI
land plants Lythraceae Pemphis acidula C QAI
land plants Lythraceae Rotala diandra C QA
land plants Lythraceae Rotala mexicana C QAI
land plants Lythraceae Rotala occultiflora C QA
land plants Lythraceae Rotala rotundifolia IU
land plants Lythraceae Rotala tripartita C QA
land plants Lythraceae Sonneratia alba C QAI
land plants Lythraceae Sonneratia alba x Sonneratia x gulngai C Q
land plants Lythraceae Sonneratia caseolaris C QI
land plants Lythraceae Sonneratia lanceolata C QAI
land plants Lythraceae Sonneratia sp. (McIvor River N.C.Duke AIM1248) C Q
land plants Lythraceae Sonneratia x gulngai C Q
land plants Marsileaceae Marsilea costulifera narrow-leaved nardoo C QA
land plants Marsileaceae Marsilea crenata C QAI
land plants Marsileaceae Marsilea drummondii common nardoo C QAI
land plants Marsileaceae Marsilea exarata sway-back nardoo C QA
land plants Marsileaceae Marsilea hirsuta hairy nardoo C QAI
land plants Marsileaceae Marsilea mutica shiny nardoo C QA
land plants Maundiaceae Maundia triglochinoides V QA
land plants Melastomataceae Melastoma malabathricum subsp. malabathricum C QAI
land plants Meliaceae Xylocarpus granatum cedar mangrove C QAI
land plants Meliaceae Xylocarpus moluccensis C QAI
land plants Meliaceae Xylocarpus rumphii C Q
land plants Menyanthaceae Liparophyllum exaltatum C QA
land plants Menyanthaceae Nymphoides aurantiaca C QAI
land plants Menyanthaceae Nymphoides crenata wavy marshwort C QA
land plants Menyanthaceae Nymphoides elliptica C Q
land plants Menyanthaceae Nymphoides exiliflora C QAI
land plants Menyanthaceae Nymphoides geminata C QA
land plants Menyanthaceae Nymphoides indica water snowflake C QAI
land plants Menyanthaceae Nymphoides minima C QA
land plants Menyanthaceae Nymphoides parvifolia C QAI
land plants Menyanthaceae Nymphoides quadriloba C QA
land plants Menyanthaceae Nymphoides simulans C Q
land plants Menyanthaceae Nymphoides sp. (Hann River J.R.Clarkson 3109) C QA
land plants Menyanthaceae Nymphoides spinulosperma C QA
land plants Menyanthaceae Nymphoides triangularis C Q
land plants Menyanthaceae Ornduffia reniformis C QA
land plants Menyanthaceae Ornduffia sp. (Laura C.Dalliston CC18) C Q
land plants Mimosaceae Acacia baueri subsp. baueri tiny wattle V QA
land plants Mimosaceae Acacia stenophylla belalie C QA
land plants Mimosaceae Mimosa pigra giant sensitive tree XU
land plants Myrsinaceae Aegiceras corniculatum river mangrove C QAI
land plants Myrtaceae Baeckea frutescens C QAI
land plants Myrtaceae Eucalyptus camaldulensis C QAI
land plants Myrtaceae Eucalyptus camaldulensis subsp. acuta C QA
land plants Myrtaceae Eucalyptus camaldulensis subsp. arida C QA
land plants Myrtaceae Eucalyptus camaldulensis subsp. camaldulensis C QA
land plants Myrtaceae Eucalyptus camaldulensis subsp. obtusa C QA
land plants Myrtaceae Eucalyptus camaldulensis subsp. simulata C Q
land plants Myrtaceae Eucalyptus conglomerata swamp stringybark E E Q
land plants Myrtaceae Eucalyptus robusta swamp mahogany C QAI
land plants Myrtaceae Leptospermum liversidgei C QA
land plants Myrtaceae Leptospermum semibaccatum wallum tea-tree C QA
land plants Myrtaceae Lophostemon suaveolens swamp box C QAI
land plants Myrtaceae Melaleuca argentea silver tea-tree C QA
land plants Myrtaceae Melaleuca bracteata C QAI
land plants Myrtaceae Melaleuca cajuputi C QAI
land plants Myrtaceae Melaleuca cheelii NT Q
land plants Myrtaceae Melaleuca clarksonii C Q
land plants Myrtaceae Melaleuca dealbata swamp tea-tree C QAI
land plants Myrtaceae Melaleuca fluviatilis C QA
land plants Myrtaceae Melaleuca leucadendra broad-leaved tea-tree C QAI
land plants Myrtaceae Melaleuca linariifolia snow-in summer C QA
land plants Myrtaceae Melaleuca pachyphylla C QA
land plants Myrtaceae Melaleuca quinquenervia swamp paperbark C QAI
land plants Myrtaceae Melaleuca thymifolia thyme honeymyrtle C QA
land plants Myrtaceae Melaleuca trichostachya C QA
land plants Myrtaceae Melaleuca viminalis C QA
land plants Myrtaceae Osbornia octodonta myrtle mangrove C QAI
land plants Myrtaceae Tristaniopsis exiliflora kanuka box C Q
land plants Myrtaceae Tristaniopsis laurina C QA
land plants Myrtaceae Waterhousea floribunda weeping lilly pilly C QA
land plants Najadaceae Najas browniana C Q
land plants Najadaceae Najas halophila C Q
land plants Najadaceae Najas malesiana C Q
land plants Najadaceae Najas marina C QI
land plants Najadaceae Najas tenuifolia water nymph C QAI
land plants Nelumbonaceae Nelumbo nucifera pink waterlily C QAI
land plants Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea alexii C Q
land plants Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea atrans C Q
land plants Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea caerulea IU
land plants Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea carpentariae C Q
land plants Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea elleniae C Q
land plants Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea georginae C QA
land plants Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea gigantea C QA
land plants Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea immutabilis C QA
land plants Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea jacobsii subsp. jacobsii XU
land plants Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea jacobsii subsp. toomba XU
land plants Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea macrosperma C QAI
land plants Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea mexicana IU
land plants Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea noelae C Q
land plants Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea nouchali C QAI
land plants Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea pubescens C QAI
land plants Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea vaporalis C Q
land plants Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea violacea C QAI
land plants Onagraceae Ludwigia adscendens C QAI
land plants Onagraceae Ludwigia hyssopifolia IU
land plants Onagraceae Ludwigia longifolia IU
land plants Onagraceae Ludwigia octovalvis willow primrose C QAI
land plants Onagraceae Ludwigia peploides subsp. montevidensis C QAI
land plants Onagraceae Ludwigia perennis C QAI
land plants Onagraceae Ludwigia repens IU
land plants Orchidaceae Phaius australis E E QAI
land plants Orchidaceae Phaius bernaysii yellow swamp orchid E E Q
land plants Orchidaceae Phaius pictus V V Q
land plants Philydraceae Helmholtzia acorifolia C Q
land plants Philydraceae Helmholtzia glaberrima C QA
land plants Philydraceae Philydrum lanuginosum frogsmouth C QAI
land plants Phrymaceae Glossostigma cleistanthum C QA
land plants Phrymaceae Glossostigma diandrum C QA
land plants Phrymaceae Peplidium foecundum C QA
land plants Phrymaceae Peplidium maritimum C Q
land plants Phrymaceae Peplidium sp. (Edgbaston R.J.Fensham 3341) C Q
land plants Plantaginaceae Bacopa caroliniana IU
land plants Plantaginaceae Bacopa floribunda C QAI
land plants Plantaginaceae Bacopa lanigera IU
land plants Plantaginaceae Bacopa monnieri C QAI
land plants Plantaginaceae Callitriche muelleri C QA
land plants Plantaginaceae Callitriche sonderi C QA
land plants Plantaginaceae Callitriche stagnalis IU
land plants Plantaginaceae Limnophila aromatica C QI
land plants Plantaginaceae Limnophila brownii C QAI
land plants Plantaginaceae Limnophila fragrans C QAI
land plants Plumbaginaceae Aegialitis annulata club mangrove C QAI
land plants Poaceae Alopecurus geniculatus marsh foxtail IU
land plants Poaceae Arundo donax IU
land plants Poaceae Brachyachne tenella C QAI
land plants Poaceae Chloris sp. (Edgbaston R.J.Fensham 5694) XU
land plants Poaceae Diplachne fusca C Q
land plants Poaceae Diplachne fusca var. fusca C QAI
land plants Poaceae Diplachne fusca var. muelleri C QA
land plants Poaceae Diplachne fusca var. uninervia IU
land plants Poaceae Echinochloa colona awnless barnyard grass IU
land plants Poaceae Echinochloa crus-galli barnyard grass IU
land plants Poaceae Echinochloa telmatophila swamp barnyard grass C QAI
land plants Poaceae Echinochloa turneriana channel millet C QA
land plants Poaceae Elytrophorus spicatus C QAI
land plants Poaceae Eragrostis australasica C QA
land plants Poaceae Eragrostis fenshamii E Q
land plants Poaceae Germainia capitata V V QI
land plants Poaceae Hemarthria uncinata C Q
land plants Poaceae Hemarthria uncinata var. spathacea C QAI
land plants Poaceae Hemarthria uncinata var. uncinata C QA
land plants Poaceae Hymenachne acutigluma C QAI
land plants Poaceae Hymenachne amplexicaulis 'Olive' IU
land plants Poaceae Hymenachne x calamitosa C Q
land plants Poaceae Isachne globosa swamp millet C QAI
land plants Poaceae Isachne sharpii E Q
land plants Poaceae Ischaemum australe var. australe C QAI
land plants Poaceae Ischaemum fragile C QAI
land plants Poaceae Leersia hexandra swamp rice grass C QAI
land plants Poaceae Leptochloa digitata C QA
land plants Poaceae Oryza australiensis C QA
land plants Poaceae Oryza meridionalis C QA
land plants Poaceae Oryza officinalis C QAI
land plants Poaceae Oryza rufipogon C QAI
land plants Poaceae Oryza sativa IU
land plants Poaceae Panicum larcomianum C Q
land plants Poaceae Panicum obseptum white water panic C QA
land plants Poaceae Panicum paludosum swamp panic C QAI
land plants Poaceae Panicum trachyrhachis C QAI
land plants Poaceae Paspalum distichum water couch IU
land plants Poaceae Paspalum vaginatum saltwater couch IU
land plants Poaceae Phragmites australis common reed C QAI
land plants Poaceae Phragmites karka C QAI
land plants Poaceae Polypogon monspeliensis annual beardgrass IU
land plants Poaceae Pseudoraphis paradoxa slender mudgrass C QA
land plants Poaceae Pseudoraphis spinescens spiny mudgrass C QAI
land plants Poaceae Sacciolepis indica Indian cupscale grass C QAI
land plants Poaceae Sacciolepis myosuroides C QAI
land plants Poaceae Sporobolus virginicus sand couch C QAI
land plants Poaceae Stenotaphrum secundatum buffalo grass IU
land plants Poaceae Urochloa mutica IU
land plants Poaceae Walwhalleya subxerophila C QA
land plants Podostemaceae Cladopus queenslandicus C QI
land plants Polygonaceae Duma florulenta C QA
land plants Polygonaceae Persicaria attenuata C QAI
land plants Polygonaceae Persicaria attenuata subsp. (Lakefield A.Kanis 1954) C Q
land plants Polygonaceae Persicaria barbata C QAI
land plants Polygonaceae Persicaria capitata IU
land plants Polygonaceae Persicaria decipiens slender knotweed C QAI
land plants Polygonaceae Persicaria dichotoma C QAI
land plants Polygonaceae Persicaria elatior V V QA
land plants Polygonaceae Persicaria glabra XU
land plants Polygonaceae Persicaria hydropiper water pepper C QAI
land plants Polygonaceae Persicaria lapathifolia pale knotweed C QAI
land plants Polygonaceae Persicaria orientalis princes feathers C QAI
land plants Polygonaceae Persicaria praetermissa C QAI
land plants Polygonaceae Persicaria prostrata creeping knotweed C QA
land plants Polygonaceae Persicaria strigosa C QAI
land plants Polygonaceae Persicaria subsessilis hairy knotweed C QAI
land plants Pontederiaceae Eichhornia crassipes water hyacinth IU
land plants Pontederiaceae Heteranthera reniformis IU
land plants Pontederiaceae Monochoria australasica C QA
land plants Pontederiaceae Monochoria cyanea C QA
land plants Pontederiaceae Monochoria vaginalis C QAI
land plants Pontederiaceae Pontederia cordata IU
land plants Potamogetonaceae Lepilaena australis C QA
land plants Potamogetonaceae Lepilaena bilocularis XU
land plants Potamogetonaceae Potamogeton crispus curly pondweed C QAI
land plants Potamogetonaceae Potamogeton ochreatus blunt pondweed C QAI
land plants Potamogetonaceae Potamogeton octandrus C QAI
land plants Potamogetonaceae Potamogeton perfoliatus perfoliate pondweed C QAI
land plants Potamogetonaceae Potamogeton sulcatus C QA
land plants Potamogetonaceae Potamogeton tepperi C QA
land plants Potamogetonaceae Potamogeton tricarinatus floating pondweed C QA
land plants Potamogetonaceae Stuckenia pectinata C QAI
land plants Proteaceae Banksia robur broad-leaved banksia C QA
land plants Pteridaceae Acrostichum speciosum mangrove fern C QAI
land plants Pteridaceae Ceratopteris thalictroides C QAI
land plants Ranunculaceae Ranunculus inundatus river buttercup C QA
land plants Restionaceae Baloskion fimbriatum C QA
land plants Restionaceae Baloskion pallens C QA
land plants Restionaceae Baloskion stenocoleum C QA
land plants Restionaceae Baloskion tenuiculme C QA
land plants Restionaceae Baloskion tetraphyllum subsp. meiostachyum C QA
land plants Restionaceae Dapsilanthus elatior C QAI
land plants Restionaceae Dapsilanthus ramosus C QAI
land plants Restionaceae Dapsilanthus spathaceus C QA
land plants Restionaceae Empodisma minus spreading rope rush C QAI
land plants Restionaceae Eurychorda complanata C QA
land plants Restionaceae Hypolaena fastigiata tassel rope rush C QA
land plants Restionaceae Leptocarpus tenax C QA
land plants Restionaceae Lepyrodia imitans C Q
land plants Restionaceae Lepyrodia leptocaulis C QA
land plants Restionaceae Lepyrodia scariosa C QA
land plants Restionaceae Sporadanthus caudatus C QA
land plants Restionaceae Sporadanthus interruptus C QA
land plants Rhizophoraceae Bruguiera cylindrica C QI
land plants Rhizophoraceae Bruguiera exaristata C QAI
land plants Rhizophoraceae Bruguiera gymnorhiza large-fruited orange mangrove C QAI
land plants Rhizophoraceae Bruguiera parviflora C QAI
land plants Rhizophoraceae Bruguiera sexangula C QAI
land plants Rhizophoraceae Ceriops pseudodecandra C QAI
land plants Rhizophoraceae Ceriops tagal yellow mangrove C QAI
land plants Rhizophoraceae Rhizophora apiculata C QAI
land plants Rhizophoraceae Rhizophora lamarckii C QAI
land plants Rhizophoraceae Rhizophora mucronata C QAI
land plants Rhizophoraceae Rhizophora stylosa spotted mangrove C QAI
land plants Ricciaceae Riccia multifida C Q
land plants Ricciaceae Riccia sorocarpa C QAI
land plants Ricciaceae Ricciocarpos natans C Q
land plants Rubiaceae Nauclea orientalis Leichhardt tree C QAI
land plants Ruppiaceae Ruppia maritima sea tassel C QAI
land plants Rutaceae Boronia falcifolia wallum boronia C QA
land plants Rutaceae Boronia keysii Key's boronia V V Q
land plants Rutaceae Boronia parviflora swamp boronia C QA
land plants Rutaceae Boronia rivularis Wide Bay boronia NT Q
land plants Rutaceae Boronia safrolifera safrole boronia C QA
land plants Salicaceae Salix babylonica weeping willow IU
land plants Salviniaceae Azolla filiculoides red azolla XU
land plants Salviniaceae Azolla pinnata ferny azolla C QAI
land plants Salviniaceae Salvinia molesta salvinia IU
land plants Samolaceae Samolus repens creeping brookweed C QAI
land plants Samolaceae Samolus valerandi brookweed C QAI
land plants Scrophulariaceae Eremophila bignoniiflora eurah C QA
land plants Selaginellaceae Selaginella andrewsii C V Q
land plants Selaginellaceae Selaginella uliginosa swamp selaginella C QA
land plants Sphenocleaceae Sphenoclea zeylanica C QAI
land plants Sterculiaceae Heritiera littoralis C QI
land plants Stylidiaceae Stylidium centrolepoides C Q
land plants Stylidiaceae Stylidium debile frail trigger plant C QA
land plants Stylidiaceae Stylidium elachophyllum E Q
land plants Stylidiaceae Stylidium schizanthum C QAI
land plants Stylidiaceae Stylidium tenerum C QAI
land plants Stylidiaceae Stylidium velleioides C Q
land plants Thelypteridaceae Cyclosorus interruptus C QAI
land plants Thelypteridaceae Thelypteris confluens V QAI
land plants Typhaceae Sparganium erectum subsp. stoloniferum erect bur-reed IU
land plants Typhaceae Sparganium subglobosum floating bur-reed C QA
land plants Typhaceae Typha domingensis C QAI
land plants Typhaceae Typha orientalis broad-leaved cumbungi C QAI
land plants Xanthorrhoeaceae Xanthorrhoea fulva swamp grasstree C QA
land plants Xyridaceae Xyris cheumatophila C QA
land plants Xyridaceae Xyris complanata yellow-eye C QAI
land plants Xyridaceae Xyris indica C QAI
land plants Xyridaceae Xyris juncea dwarf yellow-eye C QA
land plants Xyridaceae Xyris oligantha C QAI
land plants Xyridaceae Xyris pauciflora C QAI
land plants Zosteraceae Zostera capricorni eelgrass C QA

Legend

NCA - Status under the Nature Conservation Act 1992
EX : Extinct
PE : Extinct in the wild
CR : Critically endangered
E : Endangered
V : Vulnerable
NT : Near threatened
C : Least concern
SL : Special least concern
I : International
P : Prohibited
EPBC - Status under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
EX : Extinct
XW : Extinct in the wild
CE : Critically endangered
E : Endangered
V : Vulnerable
CD : Conservation dependent
End. - Endemicity
Q : Queensland endemic - naturally occurs in Queensland
QA : Intranational - naturally occurs in Queensland and interstate
QAI : Not endemic to Australia - naturally occurs in Queensland, interstate and overseas
QI : Regional endemic - naturally occurs in Queensland and overseas
VA : Vagrant (Intranational) - normally occurs interstate
VI : Vagrant (International) - normally occurs overseas
VU : Vagrant (Unknown)
IA : Introduced (Intranational) - naturalised from interstate
II : Introduced (International) - naturalised from overseas
IU : Introduced - unknown origin
U : Unknown endemicity - native

 


Last updated: 22 March 2013

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Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2013) Flora Wetland Indicator Species List , WetlandInfo website, accessed 13 May 2021. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/components/flora/flora-indicator-species-list.html

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