Showing 72 wildflowers from the Stony Plains, Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields and Channel Country regions

Applebush

Applebush

Classification: Asteraceae - Pterocaulon - sphacelatum

Erect aromatic herb, 0.2–1.2 m high, woolly to tomentose, hairs brownish. Leaves oblanceolate to oblong, obtuse or occasionally acute, 1–5 cm long, 0.3–1.5 cm wide, crenate or entire.

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
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
Bean Tree, Bauhinia

Bean Tree, Bauhinia

Classification: Fabaceae - Bauhinia - gilva

Also known as Lysiphyllum gilvum. Large shrub or small tree to about 6 m high, partly deciduous in dry season. Glabrous (smooth) except for flowers that vary in colour from whitish through pink to

Updated: 18 Jul 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
Bluerod

Bluerod

Classification: Plantaginaceae - Stemodia - florulenta

Faintly scented perennial herbs to > 80 cm high, sometimes suckering, with erect branches, glabrous but rarely for tiny aculeate non-glandular hairs on the branches and leaves,

Updated: 29 Jan 2015
Bluerod

Bluerod

Classification: Plantaginaceae - Stemodia - glabella

Updated: 21 Jul 2014
Boobialla

Boobialla

Classification: Scrophulariaceae - Myoporum - acuminatum

Glabrous shrub or small tree to 13 m high with coarsely fissured bark, branches smooth or rarely obscurely or prominently tuberculate. Leaves elliptic, usually 5–14 cm long and 7–28 mm wide,

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
Bristly Sea-heath

Bristly Sea-heath

Classification: Frankeniaceae - Frankenia - serpyllifolia

Low spreading shrub or bushy herb to 30 cm high and 50 cm diam., hairs short, spreading. Leaves ovate to oblong or elliptic, 3–9 mm long, margins recurved, midrib and some of lower surface exposed,

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
Budda, Harlequin Fuchsia Bush

Budda, Harlequin Fuchsia Bush

Classification: Scrophulariaceae - Eremophila - duttonii

This Eremophila is widely distributed and has showy red or red and yellow flowers. It grows as a shrub to about 3m tall on red sand in open dry scrubland.The leaves are narrow linear-lanceolate,

Updated: 03 Dec 2014
Bush Tomato

Bush Tomato

Classification: Solanaceae - Solanum - unknown

Updated: 21 Jun 2014
Caltrop, Yellow Vine or Cat-head

Caltrop, Yellow Vine or Cat-head

Classification: Zygophyllaceae - Tribulus - unknown

A weed. Tribulus species are summer growing annuals that occur throughout mainland Australia and have high drought tolerance. The plant is a spreading vine.

Updated: 08 Jul 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
Coolibah (or Coolabah)

Coolibah (or Coolabah) Overall Rating: 5/5

Classification: Myrtaceae - Eucalyptus - coolabah

Medium sized tree growing on heavy soil regions of inland Australia that are subject to seasonal flooding. Bark on trunk is dark grey, fibrous and flaking.

Updated: 21 Mar 2014
Creek Wilga

Creek Wilga

Classification: Scrophulariaceae - Eremophila - bignoniiflora

Glabrous resinous shrub or small tree to 7 m high, branches non-tuberculate. Leaves linear to linear-lanceolate, 7–20 cm long, 4.5–14 mm wide, apex attenuate, margins entire or rarely toothed,

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
Crotalaria eremaea,  	Bluebush Pea, Desert Rattlepod

Crotalaria eremaea, Bluebush Pea, Desert Rattlepod

Classification: Fabaceae - Crotalaria - eremaea

Crotalaria eremaea is a widely distributed shrub of central Australia and a relatively common species growing on sand dunes. Densely woolly erect woody herb with yellow flowers, the Desert rattlepod,

Updated: 28 Apr 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
Desert cassia

Desert cassia

Classification: Fabaceae - Senna - artemisioides subsp. filifolia

Shrub or tree 1-3m tall. Leaves alternating up the stems, composed of 1-4 pairs of narrow cylindrical leaflets, leaflets 2-4cm long, about 1mm wide, hairless. Flowers yellow, with 5 petals.

Updated: 02 Feb 2015
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
Emu Bush

Emu Bush

Classification: Scrophulariaceae - Eremophila - latrobei subsp. latrobei

Tall shrub to 2.5m. Leaves about 3cm long. Plants growing in dense thickets with considerable variation in flower colour, with paler reds and pink forms present in the one dense thicket.

Updated: 21 Apr 2015
Erect yellow heads

Erect yellow heads

Classification: Asteraceae - Gnephosis - arachnoidea

Annual herb, stems erect, 5–30 cm long, nearly glabrous to cottony. Leaves lanceolate to linear, 4–34 mm long, c. 0.5–4 mm wide, midrib ± prominent on lower surface, glabrous to cottony,

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
Eremophila maculata subs. maculata

Eremophila maculata subs. maculata

Classification: Scrophulariaceae - Eremophila - maculata subs. maculata

Wide spread rounded shrub about 2 mt tall. Multi branched at ground level. Branches weave through the body of the shrub, leaves dark green with semi gloss surface Flowers are about 3 cm long with a

Updated: 27 Apr 2015
Flannel Cudweed

Flannel Cudweed

Classification: Asteraceae - Actinobole - uliginosum

Prostrate to decumbent annual, herb, 0.01-0.12 m high. Fl. yellow, Jul to Oct. Red sand or loam, granitic soils. Variety of habitats.

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
Fleshy Groundsel or Annual Yellowtop

Fleshy Groundsel or Annual Yellowtop

Classification: Asteraceae - Senecio - gregorii

Erect, fleshy annual, herb, to 1 m high. Fl. yellow, May to Oct. Red or brown or white-grey clay, red sands or loams, laterite, sandstone. Flats, dunes, depressions, saline sites, clay pans,

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
Fuschia bush

Fuschia bush

Classification: Scrophulariaceae - Eremophila - maculata

Upright shrub up to 2m, with glossy leaves. Flowers have a spotted throat and are attractive to birds. Flower colour may vary considerably through shades of red, mauve and yellow.

Updated: 24 Mar 2014
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