|Moonahs can live for 200+ years and are the iconic Barwon Heads tree. They have rough bark and short, pointed leaves. Trunks become distinctly gnarled and twisted with age. The woody fruit capsules, following the flower spikes, have a five-pointed crown which encloses the small seeds.Coastal Moonah Woodlands are recognised as a threatened community by the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act (1988). Moonah adapts to its environment, varying from an upright tree to 4 m on the north side of the Bluff to a ground cover on the southern extremity, where it is exposed to salt and wind. They provide shelter for many understorey plants, as well as birds and insects.