Badgingarra National Park
High breakaway country overlooking low undulating sandplains. The park is renowned for its incredible diversity of endemic wildflowers.
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Low scrub predominates, the lowlands bloom with extensive wildflowers in spring. Flora in this area includes the yellow and black kangaroo paws, 2 types of grass trees, banksias, smokebush, the rare Badgingarra mallee, the mottlecah (with the largest flower of all the eucalypts) and verticordia. Now, the biggest threat to the plants is the spread of dieback, a soil borne fungus.
The white sands provide little nutrition for plants. Many plants use bacteria and fungi associated with their root systems to extract nutrients from the impoverished sand or obtain nitrogen from the air.
Emus, bustards, wedge-tailed eagles, reptiles and the western grey kangaroo, are some of the fauna that inhabit this area.
This information was provided by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions: dpaw.wa.gov.au