Showing 71 wildflowers from the Geraldton Sandplains region

Acorn Banksia

Acorn Banksia

Classification: Proteaceae - Banksia - prionotes

Non-lignotuberous tree or shrub, growing to 10 m high. Flowerheads are cream & orange and a produced from Feb to Aug. Grows in white or grey/yellow sand, sandy loam, brown clay, laterite, granite.

Updated: 23 Oct 2015
Astroloma xerophyllum

Astroloma xerophyllum

Classification: Ericaceae - Astroloma - xerophyllum

Erect shrub, 0.25-1 m high. Fl. white, Jul to Oct. Sandy & lateritic soils. Sandplains.

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
Banksia tridentata possibly

Banksia tridentata possibly

Classification: Proteaceae - Banksia - tridentata

Large, open shrub, pin cushion like flowers in a rusty orange colour with tough holly-like leaves.

Updated: 20 Jan 2015
Black Kangaroo Paw

Black Kangaroo Paw

Classification: Haemodoraceae - Macropidia - fuliginosa

A small perennial herb with erect green-yellow leaves, occurring with a height between 0.2 to 1.8 metres. The leaves are strap-like, between 200 and 500 mm long,

Updated: 07 Feb 2015
Blue Lechenaultia

Blue Lechenaultia

Classification: Goodeniaceae - Lechenaultia - biloba

A straggly shrub to about 50cm with small leaves. Flowers large, to about 3cm across. Petals with large wings. Various shades of intense, electric blue

Updated: 07 Aug 2014
Blue Squill

Blue Squill

Classification: Asparagaceae - Chamaescilla - corymbosa var. corymbosa

Chamaescilla corymbosa var. corymbosa is an ephemeral (ie short lived) herb. Linear, strap shaped leaves grow from a tuber. Flowers about 2cm across have 6 tepals,

Updated: 30 Sep 2015
Brachysema aphyllum

Brachysema aphyllum

Classification: Fabaceae - Brachysema - aphyllum

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".

Updated: 21 Nov 2014
Caladenia - Yellow Spider Orchid

Caladenia - Yellow Spider Orchid

Classification: Orchidaceae - Caladenia - denticulata subsp. denticulata

The orchid normally has rich yellow petals some times white to pale yellow are seen. The labellum is white with pale red markings. A version with red petals can be found.

Updated: 13 Oct 2014
Calytrix

Calytrix

Classification: Myrtaceae - Calytrix - brevifolia

A standout small shrub with heathlike foliage and conspicuous flowers. Flowers have 5 petals. The calyx remains on the plant long after the flowers have faded,

Updated: 14 Jul 2014
Cape Bluebell

Cape Bluebell

Classification: Campanulaceae - Wahlenbergia - capensis

Distinct 5 petal light blue flower with darker blue centre. It has five small inner petal-like structures. It has a thin stalk and leaves are hard to find.

Updated: 22 Jan 2015
Catspaw - Anigozanthos humilis subsp. humilis

Catspaw - Anigozanthos humilis subsp. humilis

Classification: Haemodoraceae - Anigozanthos - humilis subsp. humilis

Low growing in sandy/gravelly soil. Rich rusty-orange and yellow colouring.

Updated: 26 Apr 2015
Cleopatra

Cleopatra's Needles

Classification: Orchidaceae - Thelymitra - apiculata

Grows to 35cm in height. Early Flowering

Updated: 24 Mar 2014
Coastal Wattle

Coastal Wattle

Classification: Fabaceae - Acacia - cyclops

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.

Updated: 20 Nov 2014
Cockies Tongues

Cockies Tongues

Classification: Fabaceae - Templetonia - retusa

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.

Updated: 26 Apr 2015
Common Cat

Common Cat's Paw

Classification: Haemodoraceae - Anigozanthos - humilis

Short tufted plants with strap-like leaves to 20cm.

Updated: 24 Mar 2014
Common Smokebush

Common Smokebush

Classification: Proteaceae - Conospermum - stoechadis

Erect, multi-stemmed, lignotuberous shrub, 0.3-2 m high. Fl. white-other, Jul to Dec. Sand, gravel, laterite. Sandplains.

Updated: 26 Nov 2014
Common spider orchid

Common spider orchid

Classification: Orchidaceae - Caladenia - vulgata

The common white spider orchid, is probably the most misidentified orchid in WA. While common, it has different forms in different areas making for a difficult identification.

Updated: 18 Aug 2014
Coppercups

Coppercups

Classification: Myrtaceae - Pileanthus - peduncularis

A low sprawling shrub to 1.5m tall. Leaves small. Each of the 5 petals edged with a fringe of hairs. Flowers about 2cm across.

Updated: 21 Nov 2014
Cottonheads

Cottonheads

Classification: Haemodoraceae - Conostylis - aculeata

Small tufted perennial with pointed grass-like leaves. About 25cm tall. Common growing in sand among heath.

Updated: 20 Dec 2014
Cowslip Orchid

Cowslip Orchid

Classification: Orchidaceae - Caladenia - flava ssp. maculata

Flowers about 2cm across. Petals with bright orange/red spots. One or two furry leaves. Often flowering in colonies.

Updated: 24 Mar 2014
Creamy Candles

Creamy Candles

Classification: Celastraceae - Stackhousia - monogyna

Glabrous perennial, with spikes of creamy-white flowers on erect stems. Grows to 35cm tall with a tufted habit.

Updated: 27 Mar 2014
Diplopeltis huegelii

Diplopeltis huegelii

Classification: Sapindaceae - Diplopeltis - huegelii

A sparse shrub growing about 1.5m high and forming a dense roadside colony. Flowers at the ends of branches, each with 4 pale mauve "stalked" petals and 5 sepals.

Updated: 10 Jan 2015
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
Drumsticks or Coneflower

Drumsticks or Coneflower

Classification: Proteaceae - Isopogon - divergens

Tall shrub to about 2m. Leaves deeply lobed, prickly. Common among heath growing in gravelly sandy soil.

Updated: 05 Dec 2014
Eremaea beaufortioides

Eremaea beaufortioides

Classification: Myrtaceae - Eremaea - beaufortioides

Spreading shrub, 0.3-2.5 m high with small ovate shaped leaves crowded along the stems. Flowers are orange, approx 15mm across and are at the end of the stems.

Updated: 28 Dec 2014
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