|Conservation of Significant Flora|
The City helps to preserve specially protected flora species, listed as Threatened or Priority by the Department of Parks and Wildlife. Some of these species are described below:
Grand Spider Orchid (Caladenia huegelii)
The City's Natural Areas Team monitors several populations of the Threatened orchid Caladenia huegelii. Efforts by the Natural Areas Team have seen some of these populations increase in size over the past few years. Continual weed control and revegetation as well as fencing off the remaining populations will help to protect this unique orchid for the future.
Macarthuria keigheryi is a small erect or spreading shrub to 40 cm tall, only known from 6 populations in Western Australia. The species grows in some of the City's natural areas, although it is difficult to find as it dies back to its rootstock during summer. Protecting Macarthuria keigheryi from grazing animals, such as rabbits, and controlling weeds will assist the recovery of this species.
Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (2013).Macarthuria keigheryi in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, Canberra. Available from:http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat.
Western Australian Herbarium (1998–). FloraBase—the Western Australian Flora. Department of Parks and Wildlife.