How fire could unlock suburbia’s ‘hidden treasure’ of wildflowers

Conservation field officer Andrew Foudoulis attributes regular, controlled burns with the return of rare native plants and reduction in the use of herbicides. Michael Slot was on his hands and knees in a suburban park in Melbourne’s north-eastern outskirts when he came across a plant he didn’t recognise. It was small, white and – as far as wildflowers go – relatively nondescript. Most people would not have heard of it and almost certainly never have seen it.screen-shot-2017-02-22-at-9-33-42-pm

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