GroNATIVE is a joint initiative between the Queensland Government (funding), Natura Pacific (content development and photography) and Griffith University (Product Design, Development, and Implementation)

GroNATIVE will promote the use of native plant species in gardens and urban landscapes and show people how species can easily replace garden plants that often become weeds. It will allow users to select distinct gardening styles and looks and how to match this using native planting palettes. This will essentially reduce the costs of managing local ecosystems by stemming the flow of exotic plants into neighbouring vegetation and therefore reduce the need for remediation efforts.

It will also reduce impacts on the ecosystem, maintain environmental health and even allow gardens and urban landscapes to function as significant 'green corridors' that help retain local biodiversity. In the face of changing climate, reversion to native-dominant gardens is a sustainable initiative and will keep places looking beautiful in times of adversity.

What’s New

Version 1.2

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

- Upgraded text search to both common and scientific name
- Reorder growth form tabs on the Plant list screen
- Updated Restore my Biodiversity screen
- General bugfixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Gonzo_3000 ,

Great Resource

GroNATIVE has been a great resource for helping to plan my garden. A great extension would be to include weed identification to help volunteers working on projects to improve bush land and waterways. I’d also appreciate a way to share My Plants List, perhaps via email.

Equanimity7 ,

Great app...I have a few suggestions to import ve

Love the app which is helping me find local plants to plant in my Ecovillage garden, where we are regenerating local species.

A couple of issues...once I make my plant list it disappears and doesn’t hold in the app. Frustrating! Also the search function could be simpler...if I’m at a nursery and want to check something is local. The other feature that would be good is growth heights and spread information.

boohis ,

Great, but…

Fantastic resource but would be great if it saved my postcode and there were hyperlinks to the nurseries that sell the plants. Also there is a problem where some pages don’t load properly so I can’t scroll down the page.

App Privacy

The developer, Griffith University, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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