Coastal plants - a guide
Coastal plants - a guide to the identification and restoration of plants of the Perth region

Kingsley Dixon


Published in 2011 by CSIRO Publishing, colour, softback, 288 pages


Price $A39.95 plus $A13.50 postage within Australia [up to 3 kg], overseas postage please request a quote

ISBN 9780643100473


  • Contents
  • About the book
  • About the author

Part 1: Ecology and biology of plants of the west coast
Part 2: Ecological restoration of coastal dune vegetation
Part 3: Biogeography of coastal plants in the Perth region
Part 4: Species guide
Appendix: Coastal plants on which butterflies or sun-moths breed


About the book

Coastal Plants provides a definitive guide to the 100 most common plants of the Perth coastal region and includes the key species used in coastal restoration. Each species is presented with its Latin name, common name and family, together with its distribution, key diagnostic features, natural history, pollination, uses in restoration and propagation. The description for each species is accompanied by a distribution map and diagnostic photographs of the whole plant, flowers, seeds and fruits.

Coastal Plants also contains introductory chapters on the biology and ecology of the coastal plants, their biogeography, and practical approaches to the restoration of coastal dune vegetation.


About the author

Kingsley Dixon is Director of Science at Kings Park and Botanic Garden in Perth, Western Australia. He is a specialist in the ecology, restoration and conservation biology of Australian native plants and ecosystems. He has led a multi-disciplinary scientific group for more than 20 years specialising in seed ecology and biology, propagation science, germplasm conservation, conservation genetics and restoration ecology.

He is also the inaugural Permanent Visiting Professor in the School of Plant Biology at the University of Western Australia. His interest and love of coastal ecosystems and working with Cambridge Coastcare spurred him to produce this book.