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Lake Hindmarsh is fringed by old deep-rooted River Red Gums which, further from the lake edge, merge into woodlands of Black Box, Yellow Gum and Slender Cypress-pine.
- Lake Hindmarsh also contains some vulnerable plant species including:
- Salt Paperbark (Melaleuca halmaturorum)
- Three-nerve Wattle (Acacia trineura)
- Coast Bitter-bush (Adriana quadripartita- pubescent form)
- Button Rush (Lipocarpha microcephala)
- Red Bird's-foot Trefoil (Lotus cruentus)
- Six-point Arrowgrass (Triglochin hexagonum).
Lake Hindmarsh is a haven for waterbirds, being home to breeding colonies of pelicans and Pied Cormorants.
The dry woodlands host a variety of other birds including significant species such as the Regent Parrot, Bush Thick-knee and Gilbert's Whistler.