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Flora and fauna

Flora

The original vegetation of the Bronte Gully area is classed as 'woodland' and 'coastal heath'. Coastal heath is slightly different to Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub because it only grows on wind blown (aeolian) sands. Many of the species however, overlap. The Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub was an ecological community once common throughout the Waverley area. It is now restricted to less than 1 percent of the district. See the Waverley website for a species list of flora in the gully.

Plants which we hope to plant in this area include:

Banksia integrifolia - Coastal Banksia
Acacia sophorae - Coastal Wattle
Acacia suaveolens - Sweet-scented Wattle
Banksia ericifolia - Heath-leaved Banksia
Banksia serrata - Old Man Banksia
Leptospermum laevigatum - Coastal tea-tree
Melaleuca armillaris - Giant Honeymyrtle
Monotoca elliptica - Tree-broom Heath
Pimelia linifolia - Rice Flower
Westringia fruticosa - Coast Westringia
Carpobrotus glaucescens - Pig Face
Crinum pedunculatum - Crinum Lily
Commelina cyanea - Scurvy Weed
Dianella congesta - Coastal Flax Lily
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