Showing 20 wildflowers from the Gawler region

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
Black Oak

Black Oak

Classification: Casuarinaceae - Casuarina - pauper

An enduring desert survivor this rugged tree grows to about 10m tall and has rough dark grey bark. Branchlets are grey-green, smooth and cylindrical, in sections each about 10mm long.

Updated: 20 Dec 2014
Bladder Saltbush

Bladder Saltbush

Classification: Chenopodiaceae - Atriplex - vesicaria

Taste the salt. Saltbush copes with salty soil by pumping the salt out onto its leaves. This one is a small shrub to about 1 metre high. Leaves 5-25mm long, 3-15mm wide, flat, oval shaped,

Updated: 21 May 2014
Blue Heronsbill

Blue Heronsbill

Classification: Geraniaceae - Erodium - cygnorum

A spash of bright blue against red sand - Erodium cygnorum is a low growing herb commonly found in sandy desert areas. Leaves have 3 main lobes each of which is roughly oval in shape with a lobed

Updated: 17 Jul 2014
Common Fringe-Myrtle

Common Fringe-Myrtle

Classification: Myrtaceae - Calytrix - tetragona

Shrub to 0.5–2 m high; terminal buds with bud scales. Leaves linear, 1–12 mm long, 0.5–1 mm wide, margins often finely toothed or ciliate; petiole to 1.5 mm long. Bracteoles 2–4.5 mm long,

Updated: 21 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
Glossodia spp or Cockatoo or waxlip orchid

Glossodia spp or Cockatoo or waxlip orchid

Classification: Orchidaceae - Glossodia - major

Single stem, single leaf at ground level. 10 to 12 cm high Found in all states except WA and NT

Updated: 07 Oct 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
Mulla Mulla

Mulla Mulla

Classification: Amaranthaceae - Ptilotus - exaltatus var. exaltatus

Erect perennial to 1.5 m high. Stems simple or branched, ± glabrous except for axils and young shoots. Leaves obovate or oblong-lanceolate or spathulate, to 20 cm long, to 5 cm wide, acute,

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
Native Apricot

Native Apricot

Classification: Pittosporaceae - Pittosporum - angustifolium

Shrub or tree to c. 10 m high, almost glabrous throughout; branches pendent. Leaves alternate, oblong or linear or narrowly elliptic, 4–12 cm long, 4–12 mm wide, falcate; margin flat,

Updated: 06 Jan 2015
Orange Immortelle

Orange Immortelle

Classification: Asteraceae - Waitzia - acuminata

Erect or ascending annual, herb, 0.1-0.6 m high. Fl. red-orange-yellow-white-pink, Jul to Dec or Jan. Sand, clay, loam, gravel, litter, laterite, sandstone, granite. Sand dunes & plains, rocky places,

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
Poached Egg Daisy,

Poached Egg Daisy,

Classification: Asteraceae - Polycalymma - stuartii

The Poached egg daisy is one of the most abundant and conspicuous plants on sand plains and dunefields during good seasons. It is a stout, erect herb of 10-50 cm in height.

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
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
Rough Halgania

Rough Halgania

Classification: Boraginaceae - Halgania - cyanea

Updated: 27 Apr 2015
Ruby Saltbush

Ruby Saltbush

Classification: Chenopodiaceae - Enchylaena - tomentosa

Hemispherical shrubby perennial to c. 1 m high. Branches glabrous to hairy. Leaves semiterete, succulent, to c. 15 mm long, glabrous to shortly hairy. Fruit 5–8 mm diam., green, yellow,

Updated: 11 Sep 2018
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 Overall Rating: 5/5

Classification: Fabaceae - Swainsona - formosa

A spreading vine that can vary in size and habit, with large plants sometimes standing semi-erect, up to 1m tall. Germinates and flowers rapidly after rain. Colour variants are sometimes found.

Updated: 23 Aug 2015