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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.

Some native coastal plants

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