Showing 20 wildflowers from the Little Sandy Desert region

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
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
Dunna Dunna

Dunna Dunna

Classification: Malvaceae - Lawrencia - helmsii

Erect, cactus-like shrub, (0.1-)0.3-1.5 m high. Fl. yellow-green, Jul to Dec. Sandy soils, clay. Gypsum & limestone ridges, near salt lakes.

Updated: 25 May 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
Emu Bush

Emu Bush

Classification: Scrophulariaceae - Eremophila - fraseri subsp fraseri

Upright tall shrub to 3m. Grows in Sandy or stony soils, alluvium. Colluvial & riverine flats, rocky hills.

Updated: 25 Dec 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
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
Mulga Bluebush

Mulga Bluebush

Classification: Chenopodiaceae - Maireana - convexa

Open, divaricately branched shrub. 0.4-2 m high. Red sand, sandy clay, loam, non-saline.

Updated: 24 Dec 2014
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 - 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 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
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
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
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
Weir Vine

Weir Vine

Classification: Convolvulaceae - Ipomoea - calobra

Climber, to 6 m high. Fl. purple-blue-pink, Jan to Jun. Red sandy & clayey soils, pebbly loam. Undulating plains, dunes, hardpans.

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
Wild Tobacco

Wild Tobacco

Classification: Solanaceae - Nicotiana - benthamiana

We found this Nicotiana growing inside a small cave - almost a cave dwelling plant. It favours growing in rocky places like rocky hills, cliffs & outcrops.

Updated: 19 Nov 2014