On the Dunes

Dune plants on the Barwon Bluff

Dune plant zonesA common feature of our coast is the familiar sandy beach and dune system. Many complex factors have led to the development of Victoria’s coastal dunes. The key to the stability of these dunes is the small community of hardy sand dune plants. If the plant cover is removed by natural or human causes, erosion by the wind soon disturbs and denudes the dune system. Local indigenous foredune plants are therefore of special importance to the sandy parts of our coastline.