West Macs | Birthday Waterhole > Fauna | Flora ◦

The drive into the Birthday Waterhole and the adjoining area is a haven for a number of plant species including the River Red Gums that fringe the Birthday Waterhole. After significant rain, the region comes alive with flora.

Nardoo

One of the plant species found here, growing in the water and pools of ephemeral water is the Nardoo (Marsilea drummondii).


Tar Vine

The Tar Vine (Boerhavia coccinea) is a prostrate vine-like perennial that has small pink to lilac flowers. The green yeperenye caterpillar (one of the large hawkmoths) is often found on tar vine, with the caterpillar being an important food source for local Aboriginal people.

Check out our additional information on the Tar Vine (Boerhavia coccinea).


False Shaggy Mane

Check out our additional information on the False Shaggy Mane (Podaxis pistillaris).


Orange Spade Flower

Check out our additional information on the Orange Spade Flower (Hybanthus aurantiacus).