Showing 17 wildflowers from the Davenport Murchison Ranges, Tanami, Mitchell Grass Downs and Mount Isa Inlier regions

Bloodwood

Bloodwood

Classification: Myrtaceae - Eucalyptus - terminalis

Small tree with rough scaly tessellated bark over the trunk and branches. Leaves are the same colour on both faces with no intramarginal vein. Buds are arranged in dense terminal panicles.

Updated: 30 Nov 2015
Cup Velleia

Cup Velleia

Classification: Goodeniaceae - Velleia - connata

An erect herb growing to about 60cm high. Basal leaves oblong in shape 5–20 cm long, to 8 cm wide, margins toothed to lobed, smooth, grey green.

Updated: 16 Jul 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
Golden Sand Sage

Golden Sand Sage

Classification: Lamiaceae - Dicrastylis - exsuccosa

Shrub, 0.3-1.5 m high. Fl. white-yellow, Apr to Nov. Red sand, gravel. Sand dunes & plains. Note; this plant can often be a dominant along the WA desert tracks. Generally unremarkable,

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
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
Mistletoe

Mistletoe

Classification: Loranthaceae - Amyema - quandang

Mistletoes are parasites on trees and shrubs. They use the host plant to provide water and some sugars which are accessed via a specialised structure (haustoria) that penetrates the stem of the host.

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
Mulla Mulla

Mulla Mulla

Classification: Amaranthaceae - Ptilotus - exaltatus

In drier areas swathes of Mulla Mullas can make a wonderful springtime display after autumn rain. Upright plant to 75cm. Leaves broad and smooth. Conical flower heads held above foliage.

Updated: 03 Jul 2014
Pink Daisy - Streptoglossa sp.

Pink Daisy - Streptoglossa sp.

Classification: Asteraceae - Streptoglossa - Unknown

Small prostrate plant. Leaves broad, oval with rough hairs. Flower heads 2cm across. Growing in red loam beside watercourse.

Updated: 03 Apr 2015
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
Rock Isotome

Rock Isotome

Classification: Campanulaceae - Isotoma - petraea

Tucked in among rocks, where there is shelter and moisture. Erect, spreading annual or perennial, herb with toothed soft leaves, (0.1-)0.2-0.6(-1) m high. Fl. blue/blue-purple, Feb to Nov.

Updated: 02 Feb 2015
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 Box

Silver Box

Classification: Myrtaceae - Eucalyptus - pruinosa

A small tree with rough box-type bark. Adult leaves retain their juvenile form, they are large about 15x8cm, waxy-grey (glaucous) and the same colour on both sides, opposite and sessile.

Updated: 04 Jan 2015
Silver Tails

Silver Tails

Classification: Amaranthaceae - Ptilotus - obovatus

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

Updated: 28 Sep 2014
Snow Flower

Snow Flower

Classification: Celastraceae - Macgregoria - racemigera

Stark white papery flowers on this erect to procumbent, glabrous annual, herb, 0.05-0.2 m high. Fl. white, Apr to Oct. Red sand.

Updated: 15 Jul 2014
Wickhams Grevillea

Wickhams Grevillea

Classification: Proteaceae - Grevillea - wickhamii subsp. aprica

Large shrub up to 5m high. Grey-green leaves up to 8cm long, with several sharp teeth or spines. Widespread over large parts of northern Australia.

Updated: 03 Jul 2014