AUSTRALASIAN Temperate Seashore

The plants of the seashore of southern Australia and New Zealand...

Order Myrtales

Family Myrtaceae

Melaleuca lanceolata, 'Moonah' 'Rottnest Island Teatree', (Rottnest Island, West Australia). Flowers mostly in summer. Found in coastal sand, heath, open woodland and mallee across southern Australia.

Order Caryophyllales

Family Amaranthaceae

Chenopodium candolleanum, 'Seaberry Saltbush' (Rottnest Island, Australia).

Order Lamiales

Family Lamiaceae

Westringia dampieri, 'Coastal Rosemary' (Rottnest Island). Shrub, appears silvery. Thin succulent-like leaves. Flowers peak in summer. White (or pink)  hairy flowers with pink and yellow spots. Grows on limestone, native to coastal heaths and woodlands in southern West Australia, along Nullabor coast to South Australia.

Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? The first expedition I am booked to work on after the virus is Micronesia, New Guinea & Indonesia in 2021 with Silversea. Meanwhile I am giving a lecture on the Sunshine Coast (Australia) on the "Sounds of suburban south-east Queensland".