Showing 26 wildflowers from the Channel Country region

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
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
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
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
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 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
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
Gidgee or Stinking Wattle

Gidgee or Stinking Wattle Overall Rating: 2/5

Classification: Fabaceae - Acacia - cambagei

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.

Updated: 11 Jun 2015
Honeysuckle Oak or Spider Flower, Desert Grevillea

Honeysuckle Oak or Spider Flower, Desert Grevillea

Classification: Proteaceae - Grevillea - juncifolia

A small tree or shrub 2 to 7 mts tall, grows throughout inland Australia (not found in Victoria). Rush like leaves are 10 to 30 cms long Flowers are bright orange and yellow and produced most of the

Updated: 29 Apr 2015
Hopbush

Hopbush

Classification: Sapindaceae - Dodonaea - microzyga

Forget flowers, its the colourful seed pods that look a bit like hops used to flavour beer that make these plants distinctive. Much branched, dense low shrub to 1m high.

Updated: 18 May 2014
Kangaroo Grass

Kangaroo Grass

Classification: Poaceae - Themeda - triandra (australis)

Kangaroo grass is native to Australia and Africa. It is one of the most widespread native grasses in Australia growing in every state and territory, from interior arid regions to the alps and coast.

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
Lepidium pedicellosum

Lepidium pedicellosum

Classification: Brassicaceae - Lepidium - pedicellosum

Erect, spreading shrub, 0.3-1 m high, plants glabrous or sometimes hairy, leaves petiolate, never stem-clasping. Fl. white, May to Oct. Stony soils. Rocky hillsides & creeks.

Updated: 19 Dec 2014
Lignum

Lignum

Classification: Polygonaceae - Muehlenbeckia - florulenta

A familiar sight across floodplains and wetlands in inland Australia is the multi-stemmed dense and tangled shrub commonly known as Lignum. Plants vary greatly in size,

Updated: 28 Jan 2015
Mount Gason Wattle

Mount Gason Wattle

Classification: Fabaceae - Acacia - pickardii

Acacia pickardii is a shrub or small tree 3-5 m high. The stipules are spinose and the inflorescence globular. It is distinguished within the A.

Updated: 12 Feb 2015
Parakeelya

Parakeelya

Classification: Portulacaceae - Calandrinia - polyandra

Succulent, decumbent annual, herb, 0.1-0.4 m high. Fl. pink-red, Jul to Oct. Sand, loam. Floodplains, stony plains.

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
Poached Egg Daisy

Poached Egg Daisy

Classification: Asteraceae - Polycalymma - stuartii

After rain desert areas burst into life, with these everlasting daisies leading the charge. Previously named Myriocephalus stuartii. Grows on sand. Annual to about 50cm,

Updated: 19 Nov 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
Purslane, Pigweed

Purslane, Pigweed

Classification: Portulacaceae - Portulaca - oleracea

Found worldwide, purslane is native in parts of Australia but a weed elsewhere. Succulent, prostrate (flat or trailing) to decumbent(flat with ends of stems turned up) annual, herb, to 20 cm high.

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
Satiny Bluebush or Golden Bluebush

Satiny Bluebush or Golden Bluebush

Classification: Chenopodiaceae - Maireana - georgei

Compact rounded shrub to 50cm high, leaves 8-20x1-2mm, fleshy. It is the golden or reddish tinted fruiting body that attracts attention the wing of which is 15-20mm across,

Updated: 03 Feb 2015
Silver Tails

Silver Tails

Classification: Amaranthaceae - Ptilotus - obovatus

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

Updated: 28 Sep 2014
Skeleton fanflower

Skeleton fanflower

Classification: Goodeniaceae - Scaevola - depauperata

Erect multistemmed perennial to 1 m high, with minute glandular and usually simple hairs except the almost-glabrous striate stems.Basal leaves ovate to spathulate, to 4.5 cm long and 15 mm wide,

Updated: 21 Nov 2014
Small Monkey Flower

Small Monkey Flower

Classification: Phrymaceae - Mimulus - prostratus

Prostrate annual or perennial, forming broad mats, rooting at nodes, sparsely hairy with white non-glandular hairs, sometimes confined to younger parts and calyx rim.

Updated: 29 Oct 2014
Umbrella Bush, Sandhill Wattle

Umbrella Bush, Sandhill Wattle

Classification: Fabaceae - Acacia - ligulata

Acacia ligulata is widespread across most parts of arid and semi-arid Australia. A smallish rounded shrub about 1 to 3 meters high, leaves are slender about 1 cm wide and 10 cm long,

Updated: 31 Oct 2014
Waddy Wood

Waddy Wood

Classification: Fabaceae - Acacia - peuce

To 10m high with wispy to dense pendulous branches resembling casuarinas. Young trees have stiff foliage with sharp points, probably as a defence against browsers.

Updated: 31 Aug 2014
Waddywood

Waddywood Overall Rating: 5/5

Classification: Fabaceae - Acacia - peuce

Acacia peuce is only found in 3 locations, all within the arid zone of the Simpson and Strzelecki desert. Mature trees slowly reach a height of about 10-15m. They have long narrow,

Updated: 03 Dec 2014
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