Kempsey Shire has a diverse range of plant species and vegetation communities, ranging from coastal heathland to subtropical, warm temperate and cool temperate rainforests.
The major vegetation communities in our region are:
- subtropical, warm temperate and cool temperate rainforest
- wet and dry sclerophyll forest
- swamp forest
- woodland, including Melaleuca, Eucalypt and Casuarina spp
- scrubland, including Banksia and Leptospermum spp
- grassland (native and modified) and pasture
- wetland, aquatic and marine, including saltmarshes, rushlands, mangroves and seagrass
- dunal communities, such as littoral rainforest
- wet and dry heathland
- riparian vegetation.
For more information about local plant species, search the NSW BioNet Atlas.