Swan Coastal Plain Scrub and Woodlands

WWF Abstract

Dense thickets of shrubs and heath plants, nurtured by a mild Mediterranean climate, grow on infertile sand plains along the coast from Cape Naturaliste to Perth. These species-rich communities are dominated by hard- and small-leaved plants that constitute the highest levels of endemism in Western Australia. Magnificent wildflowers are also found here, including yellow flame grevilleas, toothbrush grevilleas, light blue fanflowers, and cockies' tongues bright pink blossoms that look like tongues. The quandong (desert peach) has bright red blossoms, and banksia plants are found in abundance, including the bright yellow, cylindrical candle banksia and the red firewood banksia.
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Ecozone:Australasia
Biome:Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Countries:Australia
Area:3,775,998 acres (1,528,092 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER