Gulf St Vincent - Coastal flora for revegetation programs

These plants are suitable for revegetation in saltmarsh, chenier ridges, coastal berms and tidal/freshwater wetlands of the Gulf St Vincent. They are particularly appropriate for Barker Inlet, the Port River estuary, the Gawler River delta and the delta areas of the River Light. Plants in the list below that have a hyperlink are linked to photographs.

Species name Common name Habitat
Acacia longifolia var sophorae Coastal wattle Dune
Allocasuarina verticillata Drooping she-oak Dune, chenier ridges, above saltmarsh
Alyxia buxifolia Sea box Dune
Amyema melaleucae Mistletoe (grows on Melaleucas only) Interdune
Angianthus priessianus Common cup-flower  
Atriplex cinerea Coastal saltbush Saltmarsh, dune, embankments
Atriplex paludosa Marsh saltbush Saltmarsh, dune, embankments
Atriplex semibaccata Scrambling berry saltbush Saltmarsh, dune, embankments
Brachycome parvula Coast daisy Dune and coast above saltmarsh
Callitris preissii Southern cypress pine Dune ridges
Calostemma purpureum Purple bells, or garland lily Coast above saltmarsh
Carpobrotus rossii Noon flower, or pigface Saltmarsh, dune, embankments
Comesperma volubile Love creeper Dune and coast above saltmarsh
Danthonia spp Wallaby grasses Dune and coast above saltmarsh
Dianella brevicaulis Black anther flax lily Dune and coast above saltmarsh
Disphyma crassifolium Round leaved pigface Dune, interdune, embankments, high saltmarsh
Distichlis distichophylla Emu grass Dune and coast above saltmarsh
Dodonea viscosa Sticky hop-bush Dune and coast above saltmarsh
Enchylaena tomentosa Ruby saltbush Saltmarsh, dune, embankments
Exocarpus aphyllus Leafless cherry Dune and coast above saltmarsh
Frankenia pauciflora Common sea-heath High saltmarsh, embankments, dunes
Gahnia filum Thatching grass Swampy near-coastal areas
Halosarcia flabelliformis Fan samphire Salt scalds
Halosarcia spp Samphires Saltmarsh
Lawrencia squamata Thorny lawrencia Saltmarsh, dune, embankments
Lotus australis Australian trefoil High saltmarsh, dune, embankments
Maireana brevifolia Small leafed bluebush High saltmarsh, dune, embankments
Melaleuca halmaturorum South Australian swamp paperbark Interdune, swampy near-coastal areas
Melaleuca lanceolata Moonah Dune and coast above saltmarsh
Mimulus repens Creeping monkey-flower Saltmarsh, swampy near-coastal areas
Muehlenbeckia florulenta (cunninghamii) Lignum Swampy near-coastal areas
Muehlenbeckia gunnii Coastal lignum Dune and interdune
Myoporum insulare Native juniper High saltmarsh, dune, embankments
Myoporum parvifolium Creeping boobialla  
Nitraria billardierei Nitre bush, or dillon berry High saltmarsh, dune, embankments
Olearia axillaris Coast daisy bush, or native rosemary Dune and embankment
Pittosporum angustifolium Native apricot Dune, interdune, embankment
Poa poiformis Tussock grass Dune and embankment
Puccinellia stricta Australian salt-marsh grass High saltmarsh, dune, embankments
Rhagodia candolleana Seaberry saltbush High saltmarsh, dune, embankments
Rhagodia crassifolia Fleshy saltbush High saltmarsh, dune, embankments
Samolus repens Creeping brookweed Saltmarsh, swampy near-coastal areas
Santalum acuminatum Quandong  
Sarcocornia spp Bearded samphires Saltmarsh
Sporobolus virginicus Salt couch High saltmarsh, dune, embankments
Stipa drummondii Cottony spear-grass Dune and coast above saltmarsh, swampy near-coastal areas
Stipa elegantissima Elegant spear-grass Dune and coast above saltmarsh, swampy near-coastal areas
Themeda triandra (T. australis) Kangaroo grass Dune and coast above saltmarsh
Thredkeldia diffusa Coast bonefruit High saltmarsh, dune, embankments
Vittadinia gracilis Woolly New Holland daisy Dune and coast above saltmarsh
Wilsonia humilis Silky wilsonia Saltmarsh, embankments

The plants with a hyperlink are linked to photographs. Many of these are links to the Australian National Botanic Garden's excellent database of pictures, housed in Canberra. Other photographs have been supplied by the Western Australia Herbarium's Florabase, or by Delta Environmental Consulting. Please respect the photographers' copyright. Contact the Australian National Botanic Gardens or the Western Australia Herbarium Florabase through their websites if you wish to use any of their photographs for commercial uses. Contact Delta Environmental Consulting by email.

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