The plateau's isolation and harsh alpine climate create an 'island
in the sky'. As you ascend the mountain you can see dramatic vegetation
changes as you rise in altitude, from the Peppermint forests, through
tall stands of alpine ash, snow gum woodlands and sub-alpine grasslands
and bogs at the higher altitudes.
In summer carpets of silver snow daisies, yellow billy buttons and
royal bluebells bloom on the plateau. The sub-alpine plants on the
plateau have all developed a variety of physical and behavioural
characteristics to survive the extreme and harsh conditions on the
Mount Buffalo National Park is also home to three unique plants;
Buffalo sallee, Buffalo sallow wattle and fern-leaf heath myrtle.