Coastal plants

This page shows 87 of the more common and conspicuous local species as described and illustrated in Professor Kingsley Dixon’s book ‘Coastal Plants – A guide to the identification and restoration of plants of the Perth region’, published by CSIRO Publishing and copyright to Cambridge Coastcare Inc in 2010.  Clicking on a thumbnail or scientific name will open a copy of the relevant section in the book, complete with plant photographs, whilst clicking on the common name will take you to the relevant section of the Dept of Parks and Wildlife’s Florabase.  The Noongar plant names (in italics in the common names column) were provided by John Horsfall, co-author of Hansen, V and J Horsfall. (2016): Noongar Bush Medicine: Medicinal Plants of the South-west of Western Australia. Perth: UWA Publishing.

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Scientific nameCommon name and Noongar nameThumbnail
Acacia cochlearisRigid wattleC37 Aca cochlearis
Acacia cyclopsCoastal or red-eyed wattle Woolya or WilyawaC38 Aca cyclops
Acacia lasiocarpaPanjang Panjang or PajangC39 Aca lasiocarpa
Acacia rostelliferaSummer-scented wattleC40 Aca rostellifera
Acacia salignaOrange wattle Coojong or Cujong, Kalyung, Kileyung, and BiytchC41 Aca saligna
Acacia truncataAngle-leaved wattleC42 Aca truncata
Acanthocarpus preissiiPrickle lilyC43 Acan preissii
Acrotriche cordataCoastal blueberryC44 Acr cordata
Agonis flexuosaWeeping peppermint Wanil, Wanill, Wannow, Wonong, Wannung, and WarndilyyC45 Ago flexuosa
Allocasuarina lehmannianaDune sheoakC46 All lehmanniana
Alyxia buxifoliaSea boxC47 Aly buxifolia
Anthocercis ilicifoliaHolly-leaf tailflowerC48 Ant ilicifolia
Anthocercis littoreaYellow tailflowerC49 Ant littorea
Atriplex cinereaGrey saltbushC50 Atr cinerea
Atriplex isatideaCoast saltbushC51 Atr isatidea
Austrostipa elegantissimaFeather speargrassC52 Aus elegantissima
Caladenia latifoliaPink fairy orchidC53 Cal latifolia
Calothamnus quadrifidisOne-sided bottlebrush Kwowdjard and QuietjatC54 Cal quadrifidus
Carpobrotus virescensCoastal pigface Bain, Kolbolgo, Kolboje and Metjarak (Toodyay only)C55 Car viriscens
Cassytha flavaDodder laurelC56 Cas flava
Cassytha racemosaDodder laurelC57 Cas racemosa
Clematis linearifoliaSlender clematis or traveller's joy TaarukC58 Clematis linearifolia
Conostylis candicansCoastal cottontailC59 Con candicans
Conostylis setigeraBristly cottonheadC60 Con setigera
Conostylis setigeraBristly cottonheadC60 Con setigera
Desmocladus flexuosusTangle rushC61 Des flexuosus
Dianella revolutaNative flax, dianella Mangard and MangarelC62 Dia revoluta
Diplolaena dampieriDampier's roseC63 Dip dampieri
Diplopeltis hugeliiPepperbushC64 Dip hugelii
Banksia dallanneyi (previously Dryandra lindleyana)Honeypot dyandra or couch honeypot BullgallaC65 Dry lindleyana
Banksia (previously Dryandra) sessilisParrot bush Pulgart, Budjan and PudjakC66 Dry sessilis
Enchylaena tomentosaBarrier salt bush, ruby salt bushC67 Enc tomentosa
Eremophila glabraTar bush, coastal poverty bush.C68 Ere glabra
Eriochilus dilatatusWhite bunny orchidC69 Eri dilatatus
Eucalyptus gomphocephalaTuart Morrol, Duart, Mooarn, Moorun, Mouarn, Tuart and TooartC70 Euc gomphocephala
Exocarpos sparteusBroom ballart Djuk, Chuck, Djiyag, and DtulyaC71 Exo sparteus
Ficinia nodosaKnotted club rush YangjetC72 Fic nodosa
Frankenia paucifloraSea-heathC73 Fra pauciflora
Gastrolobium capitatumEggs and baconC74 Gas capitatum
Gastrolobium nervosumDune eggs and baconC75 Gas nervosum
Grevillea preissiiCoastal spider-net grevilleaC76 Gre preissii
Guichenotia ledifolia(Guichenotia ledifolia)C77 Gui ledifolia
Hakea prostrataHarsh hakea Pulgar, Doolgur and JandaC78 Hak prostrata
Hemiandra pungensCoastal snakebushC79 Hem pungens
Hibbertia spicataGlossy-leaved coastal guinea flowerC80 Hib spicata
Hibbertia subvaginataGrey leafed coastal guinea flowerC81 Hib subvaginata
Leschenaultia linarioidesYellow leschenaultiaC82 Lec linorioides
Lepidosperma gladiatumCoast sword sedge (kerbein) KerbeinC83 Lep gladiatum
Lepidosperma sp. Coastal Dunes(Lepidosperma pubisquameum)C84 Lepidosperma sp
Leucophyta browniiCushion bushC85 Leu brownii
Leucopogon insularisSpiny coastal beard-heathC86 Leu insularis
Leucopogon parviflorusCoast beard-heathC87 Leu parviflorus
Lomandra maritimaMaritime mat-rushC88 Lom maritima
Melaleuca cardiophyllaTangling melaleucaC89 Mel cardiophylla
Melaleuca huegeliiChenille honey-myrtleC90 Mel huegelii
Melaleuca lanceolataRottnest Island tea-tree MoonahC91 Mel lanceolata
Melaleuca systenaCoastal honeymyrtleC92 Mel systena
Muehlenbeckia adpressaClimbing lignumC93 Mue adpressa
Myoporum insulareBlueberry tree (boobiala)C94 Myo insulare
Nitraria billardiereiNitre bushC95 Nit billardieri
Olax benthamianaCoastal olaxC96 Ola benthamiana
Olearia axillarisCoastal daisy bush or, native rosemary.C97 Ole axellaris
Opercularia vaginataDog weedC98 Ope vaginata
Pithocarpa (previously Ozothamnus) cordatusTangle daisy (as Pithocarpa cordata)C99 Ozo cordatus
Parietaria debilisNative pellitoryC100 Par debilis
Phyllanthus calycinusFalse boroniaC101 Phy calycinus
Pimelea ferrugineaCoast banjineC102 Pim ferrugina
Pittosporum ligustrifoliumCoastal mock orangeC103 Pit ligustrifolium
Rhagodia baccataBerry saltbushC104 Rha baccata
Salsola speciesCoast roly-polyC105 Salsola species
Samolus repensCommon brookweedC106 Sam repens
Santalum acuminatumSweet quandong Dumbari, Jawirli, Walku, Wanga, Wayanu, Wongil, Candang, Wong, Wonyill and WolgolC107 San acuminatum
Scaevola canescensGrey scaevolaC108 Sca canescens
Scaevola crassifoliaThick-leaved scaevolaC109 Sca crassifolia
Scaevola nitidaShining fanflowerC110 Sca nitida
Scaevola thesioidesFanflowerC111 Sca thesioides
Schoenus grandiflorusLarge-flowered bog-rushC112 Sch grandiflorus
Senecio condylusPerth groundselC113 Sen condylus
Spinifex hirsutusHairy spinifexC114 Spi hirsutus
Spinifex longifoliusBeach spinifexC115 Spi longifolius
Sporobolus virginicusMarine couchC116 Spo virginicus
Spyridium globulosumBasket bushC117 Spy gobulosum
Templetonia retusaCockies' tonguesC118 Tem retusa
Thomasia triphyllaCoastal thomasiaC119 Tho triphylla
Threlkeldia diffusaCoastal bonefruitC120 Thr diffusa
Trachymene coeruleaBlue lace flowerC121 Tra coerulea
Tricoryne tenellaYellow autumn lilyC122 Tri tonella
Westringia dampieriCoastal westringiaC123 Wes dampieri