Showing 115 wildflowers from the Murchison, Great Victoria Desert, Gibson Desert, Central Ranges and Great Sandy Desert regions

 Broom Bush

Broom Bush

Classification: Scrophulariaceae - Eremophila - scoparia

Broom-like shrub, 0.5-3 m high. . Grows in a variety of soils & habitats. Flowers blue-purple-pink-white, Jan to Dec (mainly Aug-Nov)

Updated: 02 Oct 2018
Astrostipa nitida

Astrostipa nitida

Classification: Poaceae - Astrostipa - nitida

Tufted perennial, grass-like or herb, 0.2-0.75 m high. Fl. green, Jul to Dec. Sand, loam, laterite, limestone.

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
Black Oak

Black Oak

Classification: Casuarinaceae - Casuarina - pauper

An enduring desert survivor this rugged tree grows to about 10m tall and has rough dark grey bark. Branchlets are grey-green, smooth and cylindrical, in sections each about 10mm long.

Updated: 20 Dec 2014
Black Powderpuff

Black Powderpuff

Classification: Agaricaceae - Podaxis - pistillaris

A common fungus found growing in sand in arid and semi-arid areas, often seen along desert tracks. A type of stalked puffball, it has a hard woody stem topped with a papery white cap that appears to

Updated: 23 Jul 2016
Bossiaea walkeri -Cactus Bossiaea

Bossiaea walkeri -Cactus Bossiaea

Classification: Fabaceae - Bossiaea - walkeri

Rigid, much-branched shrub to 2 m high, ± glabrous; stems and branches flat and winged, 3–7 mm wide, often with a white, waxy surface. Leaves reduced to scales c. 2 mm long.

Updated: 21 Nov 2014
Bush Tomato / Flannel bush

Bush Tomato / Flannel bush

Classification: Solanaceae - Solanum - lasiophyllum

Erect or rounded shrub, 0.2-1m high. Fl. purple-violet, Jan or Apr to Oct. depending as to where it is growing. Red-brown clay loam or sandy clay,

Updated: 20 Apr 2015
Calytrix

Calytrix

Classification: Myrtaceae - Calytrix - Unknown

Updated: 28 Sep 2014
Cassia

Cassia 'Cockroach Bush' Overall Rating: 4/5

Classification: Caesalpinaceae - Senna - notabilis

Dense rounded shrub growing on loamy soil along watercourse. Leaves with 2 pairs of flattened leaflets about 3cm long.

Updated: 26 Apr 2015
Cattle Bush

Cattle Bush

Classification: Boraginaceae - Trichodesma - zeylanicum

Erect annual or perennial herb to c. 1 m high, smooth to hispid; taproot well-developed. Basal leaves opposite, becoming alternate up stem; lamina linear-oblong to narrow-ovate, 3.5–10.5 cm long,

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
Caustic Vine

Caustic Vine

Classification: Apocynaceae - Sarcostemma - viminale

Members of the genus Sarcostemma are known as climbing milkweeds or caustic bushes. They are found across Africa and tropical Asia, in Australia, and in parts of North America.

Updated: 28 Sep 2014
Christmas Tree Mulga

Christmas Tree Mulga

Classification: Fabaceae - Acacia - aneura var.conifera

Trees to 6-8 m tall, with a single, straight, erect trunk and relatively short, horizontally spreading lateral branches from base to apex (rendering the plants a conifer-like habit).

Updated: 26 Feb 2018
Chrysocephalum puteale

Chrysocephalum puteale

Classification: Asteraceae - Chrysocephalum - puteale

Erect, compact perennial, herb or shrub, 0.15-0.75 m high. Fl. yellow, Mar to Nov. Sandy or stony soils. Sand ridges, sandplains, rocky hills.

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
Common Firebush

Common Firebush

Classification: Malvaceae - Keraudrenia - integrifolia

Shrub to 1 m high, rusty-tomentose. Leaves mostly oblong and 1–3 cm long, rarely lanceolate and to 5 cm long, 6–11 mm wide, margins entire or almost so; upper surface glabrous to finely pubescent

Updated: 21 Nov 2014
Cyanostegia or Tinsel Flower

Cyanostegia or Tinsel Flower

Classification: Lamiaceae - Cyanostegia - cyanocalyx

With its startling purple flowers, Cyanostegia could almost be mistaken for a weed. But its a true Australian native. Rounded, open woody shrub to about 1m. Oval leaves with serrated edges.

Updated: 18 May 2014
Daisybush

Daisybush

Classification: Asteraceae - Olearia - unknown

A dense woody shrub growing to about 1m high. small rectangular shaped leaves covered with hairs giving a greyish appearance. Flowerheads about 2cm across.

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
Dead Finish

Dead Finish

Classification: Fabaceae - Acacia - tetragonophylla

So tough that when everything else is "dead and finished" this acacia will still be hanging in there. Widespread in arid inland areas. A prickly shrub with a straggling, spreading habit.

Updated: 25 Feb 2018
Dead Man

Dead Man's Foot or Horse Dung Fungus

Classification: Pisolithaceae - Pisolithus - albus

Not pretty; but as its common along roads and tracks its worth including. Its a very common yellow-brown puff-ball fungus, that grows in a mycorrhizal relationship with at least Eucalyptus species.

Updated: 16 Jun 2014
Desert Lime

Desert Lime

Classification: Rutaceae - Citrus - glauca

A desert tree growing to 5 meters that has thorns while small to deter grazing by kangaroos. After reaching sufficient height it stops growing the thorns.

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
Desert Oak

Desert Oak

Classification: Casuarinaceae - Allocasuarina - decaisneana

Medium sized tree to 15m, only found in desert areas. Juvenile trees are columnar in shape with prickly foliage. Older, adult trees are spreading with drooping foliage. Bark is thick, rough,

Updated: 24 Mar 2014
Desert Pepperflower

Desert Pepperflower

Classification: Sapindaceae - Diplopeltis - stuartii

Prostrate to ascending perennial, herb, 0.15-0.4(-0.6) m high, to 4 m wide. Fl. white-pink, Apr to Sep. Sandy or loamy soils. Sandplains, sand dunes, stony flats & hillsides

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
Desert Star Flower

Desert Star Flower

Classification: Myrtaceae - Calytrix - Carinata

A small to medium shrub with extremely small leaves and pink to purple star shaped flowers.

Updated: 31 Jul 2017
Desert or Native Poplar

Desert or Native Poplar

Classification: Gyrostemonaceae - Codonocarpus - cotinifolius

Spread right across the arid inland the native poplar is a pyramidal shrub or tree, 2-10 m high. Flowres are yellow-green and occur between April and October. Grows in Red sand, loam or gravel,

Updated: 17 Aug 2014
Dodonaea rigida

Dodonaea rigida

Classification: Sapindaceae - Dodonaea - rigida

Widespread across desert areas. Erect shrub, 0.7-2 m high. Sandy soils. Sand dunes, rocky ironstone rises.

Updated: 20 Dec 2014
Dogwood- possibly?

Dogwood- possibly? Overall Rating: 2/5

Classification: Fabaceae - Acacia - unknown

Attractive weeping habit, to 6 m high. Leaves very similar to Acacia stenophylla but tree form not at all similar, or along drainage lines. Flower colour not observed.

Updated: 31 Aug 2014
Dragon Tree

Dragon Tree Overall Rating: 5/5

Classification: Fabaceae - Sesbania - formosa

A native of northern Australia, it is found in the Pilbara and Kimberley areas and eastward into Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.

Updated: 17 Apr 2014
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