Showing 25 wildflowers from the Carnarvon region

Ashby

Ashby's Banksia

Classification: Proteaceae - Banksia - ashbyi

Low shrub. Leaves greyish, strongly serrated. Flowers orange/yellow. Growing on sand dune.

Updated: 20 Mar 2014
Bush Tomato

Bush Tomato

Classification: Solanaceae - Solanum - diversifolium

Dense low shrub to 50cm high. Leaves deeply lobed, prickly.

Updated: 24 Mar 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
Cape Range Poverty Bush

Cape Range Poverty Bush

Classification: Scrophulariaceae - Eremophila - forrestii subsp. capensis

Sturdy shrub to 1.5m. Leaves crowded along stems, about 2cm long, oval, densely covered with short felted hairs. Younger leaves have a distinctive yellow colour. Flowers tomentose,

Updated: 29 Nov 2014
Dampiera

Dampiera

Classification: Goodeniaceae - Dampiera - Unknown

Low growing spreading soft shrub to 30cm. Small leaves covered with a felt of white hairs.

Updated: 24 Mar 2014
Drummond

Drummond's Everlasting Daisy, Pompom daisy

Classification: Asteraceae - Cephalipterum - drummondii

Springtime splendour, when vast areas of red sand come alight with these amazing everlastings. Slender upright herb, leaves elongated. Flowers in heads 2 to 3cm across that can be white,

Updated: 26 Oct 2014
Emu Bush

Emu Bush

Classification: Scrophulariaceae - Eremophila - forrestii

Open woody shrub to about 2m tall. Leaves slightly furry, especially young leaves which have a golden appearance. Flowers pink and slightly hairy.

Updated: 21 Apr 2015
Emu Bush

Emu Bush Overall Rating: 4/5

Classification: Scrophulariaceae - Eremophila - glabra subs. psammophora

Small shrub. Large slightly fleshy leaves with entire margins. Red flowers slightly hairy.

Updated: 21 Apr 2015
Emu Bush

Emu Bush Overall Rating: 4/5

Classification: Scrophulariaceae - Eremophila - glabra subs. psammophora

Upright shrub to 1.5m. Bright green leaves with finely serrated or smooth edges. Growing in red sand.

Updated: 21 Apr 2015
Emu Bush

Emu Bush

Classification: Scrophulariaceae - Eremophila - longifolia

Small tree to 5m tall with pendulous leaves up to 15cm long. Flowers dull pink/red.

Updated: 24 Mar 2014
Emu Bush

Emu Bush Overall Rating: 4/5

Classification: Scrophulariaceae - Eremophila - oppositifolia subs. augustifolia.

Flowers creamy white, some with a pinkish tinge. Leaves long and round in cross section. Small shrub to 2m.

Updated: 21 Apr 2015
Emu Bush

Emu Bush Overall Rating: 4/5

Classification: Scrophulariaceae - Eremophila - phyllopoda

Large shrub to 3m. Flowers mauve/purple, calyx pink. Leaves long and felt covered giving a greyish colour.

Updated: 21 Apr 2015
Fan Flower

Fan Flower

Classification: Goodeniaceae - Scaevola - unknown

Tough woody shrub to 3m. Small leaves. Flowers white with yellow throat. Spines on stems.

Updated: 21 Nov 2014
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
Grevillea stenobotrya or Rattlepod Grevillea

Grevillea stenobotrya or Rattlepod Grevillea

Classification: Proteaceae - Grevillea - stenobotrya

Bushy shrub to 5m high. Leaves linear, 10-25cm c 1-2mm, finely pointed slightly hooked tip. Flowers creamy white (green in bud), cylindrical or slightly tapered, 7-14cm long. Smooth greyish bark

Updated: 30 Jun 2014
Hakea bucculenta

Hakea bucculenta

Classification: Proteaceae - Hakea - bucculenta

Brilliant big flower heads make this hakea hard to miss; this one was growing by the roadside in sandy soil.Tall shrub to 3 or 4 m tall. Leaves flat, narrow and elongated.

Updated: 25 Jul 2014
Kopi Poverty Bush

Kopi Poverty Bush

Classification: Scrophulariaceae - Eremophila - miniata

Erect shrub or tree, 1-5 m high. Fl. cream-yellow-orange-pink, Jul to Dec. Red sandy soils. Salt lake country, claypans, alkali flats

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
Melaleuca

Melaleuca

Classification: Myrtaceae - Melaleuca - Unknown

Woody shrub to 3m. Branches covered with papery bark. Leaves small and narrow.

Updated: 24 Mar 2014
Nardoo

Nardoo

Classification: Marsileaceae - Marsilea - drummondii

Burke and Wills tried to live on Nardoo when they returned to the Dig Tree. Unfortunately they didn't know how to prepare it so that it was nutritious.

Updated: 07 Apr 2015
Parakeelya

Parakeelya

Classification: Portulacaceae - Calandrinia - liniflora

Small annual herb with elongated succulent leaves. Flowers 2cm across, 10cm high. Growing in shell based grit.

Updated: 28 Sep 2014
Prince of Wales Feather

Prince of Wales Feather

Classification: Amaranthaceae - Ptilotus - polystachyus

Erect or ascending annual or perennial, herb, 0.15-1.5 m high. Fl. green-white-yellow-brown, Apr to Nov or Jan. Red soils, sand, sandstone. Stony hills, plateaus.

Updated: 08 Dec 2014
River Red Gum

River Red Gum Overall Rating: 3.50/5

Classification: Myrtaceae - Eucalyptus - camaldulensis

Medium to tall tree with a thick trunk and major branches. Grey flaking bark on trunk and lower branches. Young trees and minor branches have smooth mottled bark.

Updated: 23 May 2014
Shark Bay Daisy

Shark Bay Daisy

Classification: Asteraceae - Pembertonia - latisquamea

This conspicuous daisy has large flowers about 5cm across. The scrambling plant climbs over adjoining shrubs and displays its flowers during winter and spring.

Updated: 21 Mar 2014
Silver Tails

Silver Tails

Classification: Amaranthaceae - Ptilotus - obovatus

Much-branched rounded shrub 70cmx70cm. Silvery-pink hairy pom poms

Updated: 28 Sep 2014
Sturt

Sturt's Desert Pea - unusual colour form

Classification: Fabaceae - Swainsona - formosa

This patch of SDP had pale red to orange petals with a bright pink, pink or whitish "boss" on the standard petal.

Updated: 06 Sep 2014