Flora

The flora of south-western Australia, including the Peel-Harvey is internationally renowned as one of the richest in the world. Every year, in spring and summer, thousands of visitors arrive to admire and wonder at the staggering array of wildflowers.

Nutrient poor soils mean that our plants are highly specialised, are relatively slow-growing, and do not spread far. Our geological and climatic history means that our plants have been effectively isolated for millions of years.

Our region is incredibly species rich, with 229 recorded species, many of which are endemic to the South-West, meaning that they occur no-where else in the world.

The Peel-Harvey is part of South-West Biodiversity hotspot (one of 34 global  biodiversity hotspots). Biodiversity hotspots are defined as regions “where exceptional concentrations of endemic species are undergoing exceptional loss of habitat”.   Land clearing, forestry, invasive species, disease and climate change are threatening our flora species. Changing temperatures and declining rainfall is seeing a shift in the traditional range of some species.

We have 229 flora species recorded in the Peel-Harvey Region, as listed below.

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National (EPBC)

State (WA)

Acacia adjutrices

Conservation Status

National: State: P3: Priority 3 Poorly-known species

Location within the Peel-Harvey: Hotham-Williams

Management Plans

Recover Plan

Species Profile and Threats Database (SPRAT)

Conservation Advice

Listing Advice

Threat Abatement Plan

Threatened Species Strategy

Further information

Acacia alata var. platyptera

Conservation Status

National: State: P4: Priority 4 Rare, Near Threatened and other species in need of monitoring

Location within the Peel-Harvey: Hotham-Williams

Management Plans

Recover Plan

Species Profile and Threats Database (SPRAT)

Conservation Advice

Listing Advice

Threat Abatement Plan

Threatened Species Strategy

Further information

Acacia benthamii

Conservation Status

National: State: P2: Priority 2 Poorly-known species

Location within the Peel-Harvey: Ramsar Wetlands Coastal Plain

Management Plans

Recover Plan

Species Profile and Threats Database (SPRAT)

Conservation Advice

Listing Advice

Threat Abatement Plan

Threatened Species Strategy

Further information

Acacia deflexa

Conservation Status

National: State: P3: Priority 3 Poorly-known species

Location within the Peel-Harvey: Hotham-Williams

Management Plans

Recover Plan

Species Profile and Threats Database (SPRAT)

Conservation Advice

Listing Advice

Threat Abatement Plan

Threatened Species Strategy

Further information

Acacia drummondii subsp. affinis

Conservation Status

National: State: P3: Priority 3 Poorly-known species

Location within the Peel-Harvey: Forest and Scarp

Management Plans

Recover Plan

Species Profile and Threats Database (SPRAT)

Conservation Advice

Listing Advice

Threat Abatement Plan

Threatened Species Strategy

Further information

Acacia flagelliformis

Conservation Status

National: State: P4: Priority 4 Rare, Near Threatened and other species in need of monitoring

Location within the Peel-Harvey: Coastal Plain

Management Plans

Recover Plan

Species Profile and Threats Database (SPRAT)

Conservation Advice

Listing Advice

Threat Abatement Plan

Threatened Species Strategy

Further information

Acacia horridula

Conservation Status

National: State: P3: Priority 3 Poorly-known species

Location within the Peel-Harvey: Coastal Plain Forest and Scarp

Management Plans

Recover Plan

Species Profile and Threats Database (SPRAT)

Conservation Advice

Listing Advice

Threat Abatement Plan

Threatened Species Strategy

Further information

Acacia insolita subsp. recurva

Conservation Status

National: EN: Endangered State: CR: Critically Endangered

Location within the Peel-Harvey: Hotham-Williams

Management Plans

Conservation Advice

Listing Advice

Threatened Species Strategy

Further information

Acacia lasiocarpa var. bracteolata long peduncle variant (G.J. Keighery 5026)

Conservation Status

National: State: P1: Priority 1 Poorly-known species

Location within the Peel-Harvey: Coastal Plain

Management Plans

Recover Plan

Species Profile and Threats Database (SPRAT)

Conservation Advice

Listing Advice

Threat Abatement Plan

Threatened Species Strategy

Further information

Acacia oncinophylla subsp. oncinophylla

Conservation Status

National: State: P3: Priority 3 Poorly-known species

Location within the Peel-Harvey: Coastal Plain Forest and Scarp

Management Plans

Recover Plan

Species Profile and Threats Database (SPRAT)

Conservation Advice

Listing Advice

Threat Abatement Plan

Threatened Species Strategy

Further information