Romance isn’t dead when it comes to native plants in the rainforest.
Barbed-wire vine is endemic to Australia. As a spikey climber, it provides good habitat and protection for small birds.
Bolwarra or native guava
This beautiful flowering species primarily in open swampy areas or heath.
Grevillea hodgei is commonly known as the Coochin Hills grevillea.
We have a few local native grevilleas on the Sunshine Coast.
These orchids mainly blossom in white, with the pink variant occurring less often.
There are 2 native ginger species on the Sunshine Coast.
Identify our local native plants with the following publications and apps.
A new population of Plectranthus omissus has been recorded on the Sunshine Coast on a voluntary conservation agreement property.
The Queensland biodiversity status is of concern but the ecosystem is considered vulnerable south of Noosa due to clearing, recreational use, weed incursion and over-frequent fire.
This ecosystem is found locally on quaternary coastal dunes and seasonally waterlogged sand plains, where paperbark tea trees or rarely soapy tea tree are found.
Sun orchids are named as they open on sunny days (in combination with warmth and humidity) and close at night.