Showing 42 wildflowers from the Mallee region

 Broom Bush

Broom Bush

Classification: Scrophulariaceae - Eremophila - scoparia

Broom-like shrub, 0.5-3 m high. . Grows in a variety of soils & habitats. Flowers blue-purple-pink-white, Jan to Dec (mainly Aug-Nov)

Updated: 02 Oct 2018
Acacia erinacea

Acacia erinacea

Classification: Fabaceae - Acacia - erinacea

Rigid, prickly, intricate, often prostrate, spreading shrub, 0.1-1.5 m high. Flowers yellow, Jun to Nov. Variety of soils, frequently on clay.

Updated: 23 Apr 2015
Barrens Regelia

Barrens Regelia

Classification: Myrtaceae - Regelia - velutina

A large shrub to about 3 metres with attractive, greyish green, velvety leaves to about 13mm long. The large clusters of brilliant red/orange flowers (occasionally yellow) open in spring and are well

Updated: 21 Nov 2014
Baxters Banksia

Baxters Banksia

Classification: Proteaceae - Banksia - baxteri

A spreading shrub growing to about 3 meters tall. This species has fairly large rounded flowers yellow in colour. As the flower matures small red anthers appear.

Updated: 05 Apr 2014
Blue Tinsel Lily

Blue Tinsel Lily

Classification: Dasypogonaceae - Calectasia - grandiflora

Brilliant metallic purple flowers are a feature of this straggling low shrub. The stems are tangled and covered with small sharply pointed leaves. Growing in heath on white sand.

Updated: 19 Dec 2014
Cayley

Cayley's Banksia

Classification: Proteaceae - Banksia - caleyi

Bushy, non-lignotuberous shrub, 0.6-2 m high. Fl. red/pink & cream, Oct to Dec. White sand, gravel, sandy clay. Plains.

Updated: 22 Nov 2014
Chamelaucium pauciflorum

Chamelaucium pauciflorum

Classification: Myrtaceae - Chamelaucium - pauciflorum

Erect to spreading shrub, 0.3-1.4 m high. Fl. white-pink, Aug to Oct. Grey or yellow sand, lateritic gravel. Sandplains, ridges, lateritic rises.

Updated: 10 Dec 2014
Common Pinheath

Common Pinheath

Classification: Ericaceae - Styphelia - tenuiflora

Erect shrub, 0.2-1(-1.5) m high. Fl. white-cream, Mar to Jul. Mainly on gravelly lateritic soils.

Updated: 19 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
Cow Kicks

Cow Kicks

Classification: Stylidiaceae - Stylidium - schoenoides

Trigger Plants

Updated: 08 Jun 2014
Eremophila dempsteri

Eremophila dempsteri

Classification: Scrophulariaceae - Eremophila - dempsteri

This is a broom-like shrub to 3 m high with prominently hooked, narrow leaves up to 7mm long by about 1mm wide. The sepals are 4 - 6mm long and are distinctly hairy.

Updated: 29 Nov 2014
Flame Grevillea

Flame Grevillea

Classification: Proteaceae - Grevillea - excelsior

A striking small tree, especially when covered with big, brilliant orange flowerheads. Grows to about 5m tall with long thin leaves that are divided into a couple of lobes.

Updated: 20 Mar 2015
Flat Topped Yate

Flat Topped Yate

Classification: Myrtaceae - Eucalyptus - occidentalis

A graceful small to medium sized tree,growing to about 15m tall. Bark is rough, fibrous and flaky on trunk. Leaves elongated and form a typically umbrella shaped flat crown to the tree.

Updated: 21 Nov 2014
Granite Kunzea

Granite Kunzea Overall Rating: 2/5

Classification: Myrtaceae - Kunzea - pulchella

Forms a dense gnarled bush up to 2m tall. Leaves grey green, broad, lance shaped. Flowers about 2cm across. Flowers brilliant red although white forms exist. Grows on granite outcrops.

Updated: 21 Nov 2014
Grass Leaf Hakea

Grass Leaf Hakea

Classification: Proteaceae - Hakea - multilineata

Brilliant pink flowerheads stand out on this upright shrub or small tree that grows to 4 or 5 meters high. Leaves are long, without a sharp point and with a number of prominent veins,

Updated: 26 Aug 2014
Grevillea shuttleworthiana

Grevillea shuttleworthiana

Classification: Proteaceae - Grevillea - shuttleworthiana

This unusual little Grevillea grows as an open shrub in sandy heath. The blueish green leaves are round to oval in shape while the very small creamy-yellow flowers are arranged in quite dense

Updated: 25 Oct 2014
Grevillea sp.

Grevillea sp.

Classification: Proteaceae - Grevillea - unknown

Large pink flower that resembles a giant spider - scared the heck out of 'himself' when he turned around and it was right there!

Updated: 21 Nov 2014
Heath-leaved Honeysuckle

Heath-leaved Honeysuckle

Classification: Proteaceae - Lambertia - ericfolia

A scraggy open bush with bell shaped red flowers. Normally flowers September, October however in the Stirling Range W.A. was found to be still flowering in March

Updated: 31 Mar 2014
Honey Bush

Honey Bush

Classification: Proteaceae - Hakea - lissocarpha

Erect to sprawling, pungent, ?lignotuberous shrub, 0.4-1.5(-3) m high. Fl. white-cream/yellow/pink, May to Sep. White, grey or yellow sand, sandy loam, granitic soils, laterite.

Updated: 20 Nov 2014
Kondrung

Kondrung

Classification: Ericaceae - Astroloma - serratifolium

Low or erect spreading shrub, 0.1-1.2 m high, to 2 m wide. Fl. red/pink, Jan to Dec. Often on lateritic soils

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
Lesser Bottlebrush

Lesser Bottlebrush

Classification: Myrtaceae - Callistemon - phoeniceus

One of only two 'true' bottlebrushes in WA. Tall to small tree or shrub, 1-6 m high. Fl. red, Sep to Dec or Jan. Sandy soils, laterite. Often along watercourses.

Updated: 02 Dec 2014
Much-branched Daisybush

Much-branched Daisybush

Classification: Asteraceae - Olearia - ramosissima

The Much-branched Daisybush is a low shrub although it can grow to over 1 metre under favourable conditions. The very small leaves are 2 mm in length and are covered in fine woolly hairs that help

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
Nyabing Spider Orchid

Nyabing Spider Orchid

Classification: Orchidaceae - Caladenia - sp. 'Nyabing'

These delicate little Spider Orchids were all growing together in a dry roadside area. Colours varied from predominately deep red through to a pinkish white. About 20cm tall.

Updated: 03 Apr 2014
Orange Wattle

Orange Wattle

Classification: Fabaceae - Acacia - saligna

Dense, often weeping shrub or tree, 1.5-6(-9) m high. Long green phyllodes. Fl. yellow, Jul to Nov. Variety of habitats.

Updated: 20 Nov 2014
Pearly Sundew, Pygmy Drosera

Pearly Sundew, Pygmy Drosera

Classification: Droseraceae - Drosera - pycnoblasta

A tiny Drosera growing to only about 2 cm high, though flower stalk may increase the height. Leaves are bright red and round. Plants seen were growing in deep white sand.

Updated: 02 Sep 2014
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