Wildflowers of Shark Bay.
Bush Books (CALM)
The plant communities of this region are as varied as
its landscapes. They include the world's largest undersea meadows of
seagrasses, mangrove woodlands, succulent shrublands, the herbfields of
gypsum-filled hollows known as birridas, and the low, wind-pruned heath of the
Zuytdorp Cliffs. Though it has no tall forests, rivers or major wetlands, the
area is exceedingly rich in plants. More than 850 species have been recorded,
including more than 50 that are known only from this area.
The plants in this book are arranged alphabetically by
family so that related plants are close together. This book will enable you to
easily identify and appreciate the beauty of some of the more common plants
found in the Shark Bay World Heritage Area.