Vegetation zones in the Lammermoor Native Gardens
Beach scrub plants
While relatively small in area, beach scrubs show a distinct variation and a high diversity of species compared with adjacent communities and is widely recognised as providing important coastal corridors for migratory birds as well as habitat for a variety of local species, including several listed as rare and threatened. Below are some of the more common plant species you will see in the beach scrub zone at Lammermoor.
Burdekin Plum
Pleiogynium timorense
  Quinine Tree
Petalostigma pubescens

These are native to Australia and are a member of the mango family (Anacardiaceae). It is found on beach foredunes, vine scrubs, open woodlands, closed forests, along creek lines and on the rocky footslopes of the hills. The fruit is edible when ripe but must be removed from the tree to ripen for several days in a dark, damp place.


This shrub or small tree grows to 10 m. high but is usually much smaller. The yellow to orange fruits are about 2 cm in diameter, and appear within the foliage in autumn. Because of it's bitter taste it was thought to contain quinine but recent research discounts this. It does contain significant amounts of Shikimic acid which is used in the synthesis of anti-viral drugs.

Coast Banksia
Banksia integrifolia
  Beach Myrtella
Lithomyrtus obtusa
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  - A: Car Park area
  - B: Lioness Park
  - C: Ivey St. East entrance
  - 1: Paperbark swamp
  - 2: Kedron Park
  - 3: Lammermoor creek
  - 4: Poplar gum woodland
  - 6: Beach scrub
  - 7: Secondary dune
  - 8: Foredune
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