There are 72 original plant species that still survive here in Cottesloe. These local native plants are adapted to our local soils and climate and provide habitat for the wildlife that has evolved with them. Plants are the food of many local insects, which in turn support birds, lizards, bats and frogs.
Many of these plants are highly desirable plants to grow in your garden. They give a sense of place, are water-wise and need little or no watering once they are established. Our poster Create a Coastal Ecosystem on your Verge shows you all about planting local plants in your garden. Our fact sheet tells you more.
All photos taken by Robyn Benken in Cottesloe. Sources consulted.