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Native Shrubs and Grasses

Gymea Lily (Doryanthes excels)

Gymea lily, is a flowering plant and is endemic to coastal areas of New South Wales including Tomaree Peninsular

It has sword-like leaves more than 1 metre long and when it flowers, sends up a flower spike up to 6 metres high. The apex of the spike bears a large cluster of bright red flowers, each 10 centimetres across.

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Lomandra Longifolia

 

Common name: mat-rush

 

When mass planted is popular as a specimen plant for commercial and home use. Tolerates drought, frost and wind.

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Dianella Caerulea

 

Common names: blueberry lily, blue flax-lily

 

Quick to establish this is an excellent choice as a clumping plant to provide texture in the garden.

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Breynia Oblongifolia  (Euphorbiaceae)

 

Common names: Coffee bush

 

Breynia oblongifolia, grows naturally in Australia and New Guinea as shrubs up to 3 m in height. The species produces alternate, ovate leaves 20–30 mm long.

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Do not confuse with Cassia a weed.

 

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Flannel Flower (Actinotus helianthi)

The flannel flower, is a common species of flowering plant native to the bushland around Tomaree. Despite its appearance, it is not a member of the daisy family but rather a species of the Apiaceae family, the same family as the carrot.