Stop 7 Harrington Rainforest Walk

Coastcare, Ecology, Native Plants, Plant ID, Walks

MAT RUSH

There is now a transition from the rainforest to the coast and a change of the plant species present.  The groundcover is now dominated by a grass-like plant called Mat-rush Lomandra longifolia.

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COASTAL TEA TREE

As you continue, the greater exposure to sea winds means the canopy is lower and many trees have narrower, multi-stemmed trunks. About 30 metres up the track you will see typical coastal shrubs such as Coastal Tee Tree Leptospermum laevigatum.

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COASTAL WATTLE

Coastal Wattle Acacia longifolia subsp. sophorae is another shrub typical of beach dunes.

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DUNE FAN FLOWER

Dune Fan Flower Scaevola calendulacea is now a common groundcover

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Images thanks to Pieta Laing & Internet

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