Also called the Parrot’s Beak Orchid. This terrestrial herb species is common in moist areas of dry sclerophyll forest, wet sclerophyll forest and coastal scrub. Flowering June to September from a leafless stem usually 15-20cm and sometimes found in dense colonies. A new species for the Conservation Area.
I.D. and reference courtesy of Denis Wilson.
“A species of native Australian flowering plant. Known by common names such as False Sarsaparilla, Happy Wanderer and Waraburra. It often grows as a climbing vine and has typical pea family flowers, usually violet, white or pink. The leaves are dark green hard and leathery with prominent venation.” Found growing in Open Eucalypt Woodland and a new species for the Conservation Area.
A new educational resource providing details of over 300 significant species that can be found growing in the Clarence Valley is now available at the Clarence Environment Centre (CEC) for $7. each. The DVD provides a PDF fact sheet for each species with a photograph or image and provides scientific and common names, family name, protected status, a brief description, localities and range of occurence and threats faced.
Contact – Clarence Environment Centre. 31 Skinner St. South Grafton. N.S.W. 2460.
An erect or diffuse native shrub between 50-200cm in height. Widespread in heath and dry schlerophyll forest north from the Victorian border. Found in sandy sections across the Conservation Area.
Further reference; www.noosanativeplants.com.au/plants/267/hibbertia-linearis
Further reading; www.anbg.gov.au/gnp/gnp13/chrysocephalum-apiculatum.html
“Densely tufted grass-like native herb with stiff tough leaves. The flowers range from blue to purple and have 3 broad sepals. They are delicate and short lived, opening one after another on sunny days”. Named after Colonel William Paterson, Lieut-Governor of N.S.W. 1800-1810. Found in small groups along the riparian zone.