One example is the once widespread, endangered plant, Swainsona
recta (the small purple pea), which survives only in fragmented grasslands and woodlands along roadsides, railway easements and within reserves.
The collection from the Botanic Gardens comprised blooms of fifty species of Victorian plants, among which may be mentioned :--Leptospermum myrsinoides, Pink Tea-tree; Livistona australis, Australian Cabbage-Palm; Kunzea cordifolia, White Kunzea; Cassia australis, Southern Cassia; Callistemon salignus, Willow Bottle-brush; Stypandra glauca, Blue Spray; Calythrix Sullivani, Grampian Fringe-Myrtle; Bauera rubioides, Wiry Bauera; Prostanthera melissifolia, Balm Mint-bush; P nivea, Snowy Mint-bush; Phebalium Billardieri, Satin-wood Phebalium; Swainsona
Greyana, Pink Swainsona
; Clematis aristata, var.