Showing 5 wildflowers from the Gulf Plains region

Cajeput Tree, Paperbark

Cajeput Tree, Paperbark

Classification: Myrtaceae - Melaleuca - leucadendra

A familiar sight along watercourses and in swamps across northern Australia. A medium sized tree with bright silvery green foligae and a slightly weeping habit.

Updated: 21 Nov 2014
Dryander

Dryander's grevillea

Classification: Proteaceae - Grevillea - dryandri

Spreading to erect shrub, (0.3-)0.6-2 m high. Fl. white/red/red-purple/orange-red, Jan to May. Sandstone. Rocky hillsides or ridges.

Updated: 21 Nov 2014
Scarlet bloodroot

Scarlet bloodroot

Classification: Haemodoraceae - Haemodorum - coccineum

A perennial herb to one meter high. Although it is not a grass, it has a grass-like appearance, with strap-like, narrow, leathery leaves arising from the base of the plant.

Updated: 25 May 2014
Silky Grevillea, Golden Grevillea, Fern-leaved Grevillea

Silky Grevillea, Golden Grevillea, Fern-leaved Grevillea

Classification: Proteaceae - Grevillea - pteridifolia

A brilliant and familiar site along roads in the Kimberley, NT and N. Qld. Usually grows in sandy soils that may become seasonally wet. May be a tree to 8 or 10m tall or a dense spreading shrub.

Updated: 21 Nov 2014
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