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Australian Government status: critically endangered
Victorian Government status: endangered
These shallow, freshwater wetlands are usually found on fertile clay soils across south-eastern Australia. They generally have a ground layer of vegetation made up of native grasses, sedges, wildflowers and ferns.
In winter and spring, the wetlands fill up with rainwater, but can remain dry for long periods. They can even seem to disappear from the landscape but remain vital habitat for a range of plants and animals.
- agricultural practices, such as fertilisers
- habitat loss.
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