Native plants in the wild

People collect native plants or plant material from the wild for:

  • herbarium voucher specimens
  • research purposes
  • revegetation projects
  • creating seed banks
  • propagation of plants for nursery sale
  • bush food.

A permit is required to collect native plants or native plant material from public land in South Australia.

If you are collecting herbarium voucher specimens or carrying out research on native plants you need a Scientific Permit. For all other collection of native plant material on public land you will need a Permit to Collect Native Plant Material.