Vegetation zones in the Lammermoor Native Gardens
Beach Foredune plants
This habitat presents plants with a hostile environment lacking virtually every requirement we would expect to be necessary for their establishment and survival; there is no soil only sand which provides no nourishment, negligible water retention and very poor holding for roots, the plants are also exposed to almost constant, often very strong, salt laden wind.
Coast She-oak
Casuarina equisetifolia
The native range of the Coast She-oak extends from Myanma across south-east Asia to the north and north-east of Australia.
They are one of the few trees able to colonise beach foredunes and play a crucial role in protecting them from erosion.
The foliage consists of slender, much-branched twigs, the true leaves are greatly modified so that only the leaf-teeth are visible at the nodes or joints.
The species is named from the Latin equinus - of horses, and folium - leaf, referring to the fine drooping twigs which are reminiscent of horse hair.
Goats foot Convolvulus
Ipomoea pes-caprae ssp.
This species occurs naturally worldwide in tropic and sub tropic areas where it is one of the most common and most widely distributed salt tolerant plants.
The seeds float and are unaffected by salt water allowing the plant to cross seas and colonise new places, this is an example of oceanic dispersal.
Goat's Foot is a primary sand stabilizer being one of the first plants to colonise the dune. It grows on almost all parts of the dune but is usually found on the seaward slopes.
Because of its sand binding qualities it is widely planted in foreshore revegetation projects.
Carpobrotus glaucescens
Pigface is a succulent coastal groundcover native to temperate eastern Australia, glaucescens is one of about 25 species in the genus Carpobrotus, other species in the genus are found on the Pacific coast of the Americas, in South Africa and Australia.
The fruit pulp is edible after the skin is discarded, the name Carpobrotus comes from the Greek for "edible fruit".
Some restraint should be exercised when eating the fruit because it is said to have laxative properties. Leaves are also edible cooked, and can be used as a preserved pickle.
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  Beach Spinifex
Spinifex sericeus
Beach Spinifex is the predominant grass along the front of the foredune.