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Northern Territory

Northern Territory
Photo: George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens

The Northern Territory has two distinct climatic zones. There is the generally moist area in the north surrounding Darwin and the generally dry area to the south surrounding Alice Springs. The Northern Territory is home to an interesting and diverse flora. It is important to remember that an invasive plant in the wetter portion of the territory may not be invasive in the drier southern areas and vice versa. It is prudent to seek sound local advice before making plant selection.

The Northern Territory is home to many significant national parks and world heritage areas. It is of paramount importance that sound plant advice is sought before planting adjacent to these sensitive areas. Consideration must be given to appropriate plant choice as birds and other animals can distribute seeds into nearby bush-land and natural areas causing immeasurable destruction of natural habitat.




Alice Springs

Darwin Invasive Plants   Alice Springs Invasive Plants
Darwin Alternative Plants   Alice Springs Alternative Plants


Northern Territory Invasive Plants
Northern Territory Alternative Plants
Northern Territory Reference Group


Download Northern Territory GMI Guide PDF (4.4mb)


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