Gidgee or Stinking Wattle
Sturt's Desert pea
Green Bird Flower or Rattlepod
Umbrella Bush, Sandhill Wattle
Red Mulga, Creekline Miniritchi
Bean Tree, Bauhinia
Mountain Shaggy Pea
Senna artemisioides ssp. helmsii - Blunt Leaved Cassia
Crotalaria eremaea, Bluebush Pea, Desert Rattlepod
Whirrakee Wattle (Acacia williamsonii)
Velvet Wattle, Wyberba Wattle
Black Kennedia or Black Coral Pea
Upside Down Plant
Shrub or tree, 1-12 m high. Fl. yellow, Jul to Oct. Variety of soils & habitats.
Rigid, prickly, intricate, often prostrate, spreading shrub, 0.1-1.5 m high. Flowers yellow, Jun to Nov. Variety of soils, frequently on clay.
Acacias come in all shapes, sizes and forms. Acacia glaucoptera - Flat Wattle is one of the more unusual wattles. It can be found in coastal and inland mallee regions from Albany to Israelite Bay.
Erect or ascending perennial herb to 60 cm high, sparsely pubescent to glabrous.
Leaves with 5 leaflets, oblanceolate to ± linear or rarely obovate, mostly 10–30 mm long, 2–5 mm wide,
Small woody shrub. Leaves flat, rounded with pointed tip.
Strangely shaped large phyllodes up to about 20cm long are a distinctive feature of this wattle from SE Qld. Each phyllode is a stem modified to carry out photosynthesis ,
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
Dramatic black and yellow pea flowers make this vigorous climber a really special plant to find in the wild. The dark green leaves have 3 leaflets and are all up about 15cm long - sometimes not all
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.
This prostrate, mat forming pea plant was growing on the road shoulder in gravel. The leafless stems are flattened to function as leaves. The species name (aphyllum) means "without leaves".
Swainsona lessertiifolia, commonly known as the Coast Swainson-pea, is a sprawling, largely coastal, perennial herb in the pea family that is endemic to south-eastern Australia.
Dense shrub or tree (rarely), 0.8-4(-7) m high. Fl. yellow, Sep to Dec or Jan to May. White/grey sand. Coastal sand dunes & limestone.
Much-branched shrub, 0.3-4 m high. Fl. red/white-yellow, Apr to Nov. White sand, red clay, brown and white gravel, limestone. Plateaus, coastal cliffs, hillsides, road verges.
Wiry low shrub common as understorey in heaths. Leaves opposite, arrow shaped with sharp points. Red and yellow pea flowers in the axils of upper leaves. Seed pods flat.
The Common Flat Pea is an upright, trailing or straggling shrub that grows to about one metre tall. The leaves are triangular shaped with very short stalks and up to 3 cm long with a sharp tip.
A large shrub or small tree. Blue-green true leaves.
The scientific name of the species honours the botanist Frederick Manson Bailey.
Multicoloured pea flowers stand out on this twining climber. It has glossy green leaves made up of 3 distinct leaflets. Flowers are about 2cm across,
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,
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.
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.
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.
Triangular, dolphin shaped phyllodes (modified leaf stalks that look like and act as leaves) is the memorable characteristic of this small shrub.
A native of northern Australia, it is found in the Pilbara and Kimberley areas and eastward into Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.
A very slow growing gnarled small tree of desert areas growing to about 8m. Heartwood is heavy, dark red and durable though will be attacked by termites. Phyllodes are grey-green 6-8cm long.