In a number of places during our visit to the southern Tarkine I saw interpretation panels providing information about the flora of the region. At the Whyte Lookout an excellent interpretative panel introduced us to a small selection of plants frequently seen in this wonderful wilderness.
The forest is dominated by myrtle beech trees.
In addition, Leatherwood trees can be found throughout the region. These have a distinctive white flower.
Native bees are attracted to its pollen and Tasmania’s speciality is Leatherwood Honey. You can read a little of this story here and here. I am never without a pot of this delicious elixir in my cupboard.
We were fortunate to be in the Tarkine during the blossom time.
Another forest tree is the Sassafras; sketch pictured below. Wikipedia provides general information here.
Then there is the Celery Top Pine; sketch pictured below. Wikipedia gives a general overview here.