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.
Examples of native coastal plants
Twining Glycine (Glycine rubiginosa)
Vanilla Lily (Arthropodium strictum)
Blue-grass Lily (Caesia calliantha)
Milkmaids (Burchardia umbellata)
Yellow Tails (Ptilotus nobilis)