Native coastal plants

The City of Marion has a unique coastline characterised by high cliffs, small coves and rocky beaches. The cliffs along the coastline contain coastal heathlands.

Dense shrubs of Turpentine Bush and Shining Ground Berry grow as a tightly packed thicket. They live with a myriad of smaller herbaceous wildflowers, lilies, daisies, pea-flowers and fan-flowers, which grow on the ground underneath and twining over the shrubs.

In spring when the wildflowers bloom, a walk along the coast can reveal a sea of colour from flowers such as Vanilla Lily, Twining Glycine, Blue Grass-lily, Yellow Tails and the Milkmaids.

Find out more about the Coastal Walking Trail or Coasts in Marion.

Examples of native coastal plants

Glycine rubiginosa

Twining Glycine (Glycine rubiginosa)


Arthropodium strictum

Vanilla Lily (Arthropodium strictum)


Caesia calliantha

Blue-grass Lily (Caesia calliantha)


Burchardia umbellata

Milkmaids (Burchardia umbellata)


Ptilotus nobilis

Yellow Tails (Ptilotus nobilis)