Maroubra Beach and Malabar Headland National Park (Casual trip): 22/2/2024

These observations were taken after I had completed a short uni field trip at the South Maroubra Rockpools. The first area that caught my interest was the regeneration area on the sand dunes. There were lots of shrubs and sprawling plants holding the dune together, such as Acacia longifolia sophorae. Nearby, there were also patches of bitou bush that covered large areas.

Even though the sun was out and it was quite hot, I decided to take a quick walk into the Malabar Headland National Park. Along the Boora Point Waling Track, there were a bunch of shrubs, including Westringia fruticosa and Leptospermum laevigatum. It was also interesting to see Banksia integrifolia, B. ericifolia, and B. serrata growing in the form of a low, sprawling shrub since these species are often small trees when planted out in suburban neighbourhoods.

Eventually, I reached a spot called "Magic Point", which was a rocky area that had some nice views. There were also an assortment of plants growing amongs the gaps and soil pockets in the sandstone that was there. I had lunch there before I decided to head back towards Maroubra as I needed to head home.

Even though this was a relatively short trip, I was still able to spot many interesting plants.

הועלה ב-פברואר 24, 2024 10:11 לפנה"צ על ידי toby_jin toby_jin

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פברואר 22, 2024 02:09 אחה"צ AEDT

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A sprawling succulent that was present in the regeneration areas near South Maroubra Rockpools

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פברואר 22, 2024 02:09 אחה"צ AEDT

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These small, sprawling shrubs were present across the regeneration areas near South Maroubra Rockpools.

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פברואר 22, 2024 02:10 אחה"צ AEDT

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A small-medium tree that was present along the walkways in the regeneration areas near South Maroubra Rockpools. I have identified this Banksia as B. integrifolia due to the white undersides of the leaves and the complete leaf margin on the adult foliage.

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פברואר 22, 2024 02:17 אחה"צ AEDT

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A sprawling shrub that was present near South Maroubra Rockpools. This weed appears to be widespread near Maroubra beach, where it covers large areas whenever it is present.

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פלרגוניום (סוג Pelargonium)

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פברואר 22, 2024 02:22 אחה"צ AEDT

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A low growing sprawling plant with attractive purple flowers. Les Robinson’s 2003 book “Field Guide to the Native Plants of Sydney”, suggests this is Pelargonium australe, but it could also be Pelargonium capitatum

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פברואר 22, 2024 02:22 אחה"צ AEDT

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A small-medium tree present on the side of the Boora Point Walking Track. I have identified this Banksia as B. integrifolia due to the white undersides of the leaves and the complete leaf margin on the adult foliage.

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פברואר 22, 2024 02:22 אחה"צ AEDT

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A small, sprawling shrub that was common around the sides of the Boora Point Walking Track. It contains leaves that are in whorls of 4, and white flowers that are zygomorphic. I have identified this plant as Westringia fruticosa using Les Robinson’s 2003 book “Field Guide to the Native Plants of Sydney”.

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פברואר 22, 2024 02:25 אחה"צ AEDT

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A medium sized shrub that was somewhat common along the sides of the Boora Point Walking Track. Capsules from presumably this season’s flowers are developing on some branches. When viewed from above, they contain 10 chambers. According to Les Robinson’s 2003 book “Field Guide to the Native Plants of Sydney”, this shrub should be Leptospermum laevigatum.

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פברואר 22, 2024 02:25 אחה"צ AEDT

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A small shrub found alongside the Boora Point Walking Track. This shrub contained terminal inflorescences which consisted of white flowers that have 4 petals. I believe this is in the genus Pimelea but not sure about the species.

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פברואר 22, 2024 02:27 אחה"צ AEDT

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The B. ericifolia that I was able to spot around the track were either small, dense shrubs, or medium upright trees with a pronounced trunk. This plant is a small shrub and contains a developing inflorescence.

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פברואר 22, 2024 02:28 אחה"צ AEDT

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A small plant found alongside the Boora Point Walking Track. This plant appears to be quite young but is already flowering. The plant contained terminal inflorescences which consisted of white flowers that have 4 petals. I believe this is in the genus Pimelea but not sure about the species.

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פברואר 22, 2024 02:33 אחה"צ AEDT

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A small-medium sized shrub that was found alongside the Boora Point Walking Track. With serrated leaves and the stigma on the inflorescences being pointed and around 2-2.5mm long, I have IDed this as Banksia serrata. As opposed to some B. serrata that I have seen in more inland areas, these plants were much more shrubby and had a sprawling habit rather than an upright tree habit.

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פברואר 22, 2024 02:30 אחה"צ AEDT

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A small-medium sized shrub that was found alongside the Boora Point Walking Track. With serrated leaves and the stigma on the inflorescences being pointed and around 2-2.5mm long, I have IDed this as Banksia serrata. As opposed to some B. serrata that I have seen in more inland areas, these plants were much more shrubby and had a sprawling habit rather than an upright tree habit.

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פברואר 22, 2024 02:40 אחה"צ AEDT

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A sprawling and clumping shrub that was present in shallow pockets of soil at Magic Point. In certain areas, they formed very wide mounds.

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פברואר 22, 2024 02:40 אחה"צ AEDT

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A prostrate shrub that was found growing between some rocks. It contains small leaves that appears to occur opposite on the branches. There were no reproductive structures present on this plant (at least I could not find any). Not sure what plant this is.

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פברואר 22, 2024 02:40 אחה"צ AEDT

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This Banksia ericifolia was growing amongst the sandstone at Magic Point. It was a large, dense shrub that covered a somewhat large area. Being very dense, I could not spot any old inflorescence, or any potential developing inflorescence.

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פברואר 22, 2024 02:40 אחה"צ AEDT

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A small plant that was growing amongst the Banksia ericifolia in the previous observation. Although from a distance, the foliage of this plant looked very similar to the Banksia ericifolia, the presence of white, zygomorphic flowers made it stand out.

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פברואר 22, 2024 02:58 אחה"צ AEDT

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A small shrub that was found alongside the Boora Point Walking Track. With serrated leaves and the stigma on the inflorescences being pointed and around 2-2.5mm long, I have IDed this as Banksia serrata. As opposed to some B. serrata that I have seen in more inland areas, these plants were much more shrubby and had a sprawling habit rather than an upright tree habit. The leaves on this plant appeared to be more glaucous than that of some other B. serrata I have seen before.

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פברואר 22, 2024 03:00 אחה"צ AEDT

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This small shrub was found alongside the Boora Point Walking Track. It contained fruit that was maturing, as well as some that appears to have already released the seeds. The pointed tip on the fruit of this Allocasuarina leads me to believe that it is Allocasuarina distyla according to Les Robinson’s 2003 book “Field Guide to the Native Plants of Sydney”.

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פברואר 22, 2024 03:01 אחה"צ AEDT

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This plant was found alongside the Boora Point Walking Track. It is a small shrub that contains hard, erect leaves with prominent buds at the base of them. These said leaves could be the phyllodes of some sort of Acacia species, as there does not seem to be any reproductive part forming on the plant, it is difficult to tell what it is.

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פברואר 22, 2024 03:01 אחה"צ AEDT

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This small plant was found alongside the Boora Point Walking Track. It is multi branched, and appears to be somewhat woody. It stood out from the surrounding plants in that its deeply dissected leaves are covered in a layer of soft hairs. I am not sure what plant this is. The leaves remind me of Actinotus helianthi, but I have yet to see an individual plant from that species that is this large.

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פברואר 22, 2024 03:02 אחה"צ AEDT

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This small plant was found alongside the Boora Point Walking Track. The photo could either be depicting an individual plant or a clump of plants, it is hard to tell. It stood out from the surrounding plants in that its deeply dissected leaves are covered in a layer of soft hairs. I am not sure what plant this is. The leaves remind me of Actinotus helianthi.

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פברואר 22, 2024 03:07 אחה"צ AEDT

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This Banksia integrifolia was found alongside the Boora Point Walking Track. Instead of growing in a tree-like habit, this individual is a small shrub. No inflorescences appeared to be present, but the plant had adult foliage.

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פברואר 22, 2024 03:08 אחה"צ AEDT

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The B. ericifolia that I was able to spot around the track were either small, dense shrubs, or medium upright trees with a pronounced trunk. This plant is an upright tree with a twisty trunk. In the third picture, you can see this season’s inflorescence developing amongst the branches.

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לנטנה ססגּונית (Lantana camara)

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פברואר 22, 2024 03:13 אחה"צ AEDT

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This Lantana was found growing in a fenced off area at the edge of Malabar Headland National Park

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פברואר 22, 2024 03:20 אחה"צ AEDT

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This sprawling plant was found in the regeneration area at Maroubra Beach. Initially, I thought the leaves belonged to bitou bush, but upon closer inspection, there were purple, zygomorphic flowers growing from this plant. There were also purple fruit that the plant was developing. The distinctive flower shape and the fleshy leaves lead me to believe this is Scaevola calendulacea according to Les Robinson’s 2003 Book “Field Guide to the Native Plants of Sydney”.

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פברואר 22, 2024 03:22 אחה"צ AEDT

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A sprawling succulent that was present in the regeneration areas at Maroubra Beach.

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