Bob Blackburn Flora Reserve
The 4.2 hectare Bob Blackburn Flora Reserve (Bush Forever Site 062) is located on Williams Road in Armadale. It is recognised as a ‘Forrestfield Complex Threatened Ecological Community’ – a community of species which was once common to the Swan Coastal Plain. However, now as little as nine per cent remains.
The vegetation is dominated by a woodland of Marri (Corymbia calophylla), Jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata) and Banksia. Common species of the shrub layer include Blueboy (Stirlingia latifolia), Daviesia nudiflora, Yellow Buttercups (Hibbertia hypericoides), Balga (Xanthorrhoea preissii), Smokebush (Conospermum stoechadis), Brown Pea (Bossiaea eriocarpa), Couch Honeypot (Dryandra nivea), Yellow Pea (Gompholobium capitatum) and Drumsticks (Dasypogon bromelifolius). Interesting flora found in the reserve are the Many-flowered Honeysuckle (Lambertia multiflora var. darlingensis) and the Woody Pear (Xylomelum occidentale).