|Bellarine Yellow Gum (centre) at the Ocean Grove|
|Gumnuts of the Bellarine Yellow Gum|
|Foliage of the Bellarine Yellow Gum|
Another eucalypt which can be found along the Barwon and Moorabool Rivers is the related Eucalyptus leucoxylon connata - aka the Melbourne Yellow Gum. It is more widespread and less threatened than its Bellarine cousin and can be found around Waurn Ponds, Marshall and on the slopes and plateaus around the Moorabool River including the Batesford region. It is previously thought to have grown in similar conditions along the Barwon through the Barrabool Hills and can still be found through Fyansford and Stonehaven in high rainfall areas.
|Melbourne Yellow Gum at the Ocean Grove Nature Reserve|
|Gumnuts of the Melbourne Yellow Gum|