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Mt Hotham's bush foods

Published 23 January 2023


Many of Mt Hotham’s endemic plants are bush foods and were consumed along with the nutrient-rich Bogong Moth by Mt Hotham’s Traditional Owners.

The summer hiking season is a great opportunity to spot these bush foods while walking the many alpine trails, though they won't all be immediately obvious as a potential food source.

That's why our Mt Hotham Flora Guide includes many of these plants, enabling you to try and identify them while while out and about.

A lot of these plants are flowering right now, so we’ve listed them below along with where you can expect to find them. If you are not familiar with the areas mentioned, download a Summer Guide and Walking Trails map, or drop into our Visitor Information office and grab a free copy. 

Remember: please don’t pick any plants in the Mt Hotham resort – they are protected by law, and we think they look best right where they grow.


Cross country trails (Christmas Hills area)

Murnong or Yam Daisy

Alpine Pepper (cross country trails)

Native Raspberry

Pale Vanilla-Lily


Snow Beard-Heath

Mt Loch track

Snow Daisy

Mountain Celery

Australian Caraway

Summit Track

Mountain Celery

Alpine Mint Bush

Alpine Grevillea

Hotham Village / Mt Little Higginbotham / Big D

Royal Grevillea

Alpine Grevillea

Grass Trigger Plant

Royal Bluebell

Davenport Access Track

Native Raspberry

Mountain Plum Pine

Brabralung Trail

Pale Vanilla-Lily


Download the Flora Guide from our website or pick up a printed copy from the Mt Hotham Resort Management office for $5.