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