Showing 26 wildflowers from the Gibson Desert region

Calytrix

Calytrix

Classification: Myrtaceae - Calytrix - Unknown

Updated: 28 Sep 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
Caustic Vine

Caustic Vine

Classification: Apocynaceae - Sarcostemma - viminale

Members of the genus Sarcostemma are known as climbing milkweeds or caustic bushes. They are found across Africa and tropical Asia, in Australia, and in parts of North America.

Updated: 28 Sep 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 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
Dodonaea rigida

Dodonaea rigida

Classification: Sapindaceae - Dodonaea - rigida

Widespread across desert areas. Erect shrub, 0.7-2 m high. Sandy soils. Sand dunes, rocky ironstone rises.

Updated: 20 Dec 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
Eremophila

Eremophila

Classification: Scrophulariaceae - Eremophila - Unknown

Updated: 01 May 2016
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
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
Golden Sand Sage

Golden Sand Sage

Classification: Lamiaceae - Dicrastylis - exsuccosa

The individual flowers are tiny with white petals, but the enlarged calyx gives an overall impression that the flowers are yellow.

Updated: 25 Jul 2015
Goodenia centralis

Goodenia centralis

Classification: Goodeniaceae - Goodenia - centralis

Prostrate annual, herb, stems to 80 cm long. Fl. yellow, May to Sep. Red sandy, often stony soils.

Updated: 21 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
Keraudrenia

Keraudrenia

Classification: Malvaceae - Keraudrenia - velutina

Updated: 25 Jul 2015
Native Cornflower, Blue Pincushion

Native Cornflower, Blue Pincushion

Classification: Goodeniaceae - Brunonia - australis

Updated: 02 May 2016
Newcastelia cephalantha

Newcastelia cephalantha

Classification: Lamiaceae - Newcastelia - cephalantha

Much-branched shrub, 0.3-1.2 m high. Fl. white-purple, Jun to Oct. Red sandy soils. Sandplains, dunes.

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
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
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
Pink Everlasting

Pink Everlasting

Classification: Asteraceae - Schoenia - cassiniana

Erect annual, herb, 0.07-0.4(-0.7) m high. Flowers pink and yellow, Jun to Nov. Sandy, loam & clay, often stony soils.

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
Rough Halgania

Rough Halgania

Classification: Boraginaceae - Halgania - cyanea

Updated: 27 Apr 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
Senna artemisioides

Senna artemisioides

Classification: Fabaceae - Senna - artemisioides

Shrub, 0.15-3 m high. Fl. yellow, Jan or Apr to Nov. Sand, loam, stony or gravelly soils. Variety of habitats.

Updated: 20 Nov 2014
Silver Tails

Silver Tails

Classification: Amaranthaceae - Ptilotus - obovatus

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

Updated: 28 Sep 2014
Upside Down Plant

Upside Down Plant

Classification: Fabaceae - Leptosema - chambersii

Widespread in desert areas, this little plant looks confused about which way is up. Low, tufted shrub, growing to about 0.6 m high. The leaves are reduced leaving the much-branched,

Updated: 20 Nov 2014
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