About this park
This park has no visitor facilities but it looks awesome when you drive by in spring. It’s named after Alexander Morrison, the first official Western Australian government botanist between 1897 and 1906.
This park has the impoverished soils of the northern sandplains. It’s severely depleted of trace elements such as nitrogen and phosphorus. This has allowed unique types of plants to evolve in these harsh conditions.
Plants to look for include: Proteaceae family - numerous species of banksia, 20 species of dryandra, grevillea, smokebush and hakea. The Myrtaceae family - colourful verticordia (morrison, featherflower), honeymyrtle, and calothamnus. Leschenaultia, kangaroo paws, pea and conostylis species are prolific. The proliferation of poison peas saved this area from clearing for agriculture.
Drive the Coorow-Green Head Road in late winter or spring (August-November) to experience the wildflowers in bloom.
Plan when to visit. Consider travelling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded in Alexander Morrison National Park.
We recognise and acknowledge Amangu people as the traditional owners of Alexander Morrison National Park.