ALEXANDER MORRISON NATIONAL PARK

 

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Alexander Morrison is a lesser known park that lies on the Coorow to Green Head Road about 207 kilometres north of Perth and 65 km east of Green Head.

Access to the park is via unsealed roads. It is not a spectacular park but is, never-the-less important for the number of species of flora and fauna it contains. It is noted for the number of dryandra and banksia that grow within its boundaries.

 

Other species present here in large numbers are grevillea, smokebush, hakea, verticordia, honeymyrtle, eremaea, calitrix, calothamnus, leschenaultia, kangaroo paws, pea and conostylis. The large number of poison peas plants growing here was the main reason it was never developed for agriculture.

The unusual flora has developed here due to nutrient poor soils that are severely depleted in nitrogen and phosphorus.

The park gets its name from the first official Western Australian government botanist in the Bureau of Agriculture.

The park dates back to 1969 and in October 1971 the park was officially named.

In 1974 the Environmental Protection Authority recommended that a one-kilometre-wide strip of vacant crown land along the south side of Green Head to Coorow Road should be added to the A class reserve. For whatever reason this was never carried out.

There are no facilities in the park to attract visitors.

Park size: 8,500 Ha.

Phone 08 9688 6000

Examples of flora:

Banksia,
Banksia
Dryandra,
Oakleaved dryandra
Grevillea,
Grevillea
Hakea,
Hakea
Verticordia.
Verticordia

 

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