Showing 20 wildflowers from the Murray Darling Depression region

Astrostipa nitida

Astrostipa nitida

Classification: Poaceae - Astrostipa - nitida

Tufted perennial, grass-like or herb, 0.2-0.75 m high. Fl. green, Jul to Dec. Sand, loam, laterite, limestone.

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
Darling Lily

Darling Lily

Classification: Amaryllidaceae - Crinum - flaccidum

Clump-forming herb, lacking a pseudostem. Leaves several, basal, ± spreading, broad-linear, 30–80 cm long, 1–5 cm wide, margins ± rough.

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
Desert Banksia

Desert Banksia

Classification: Proteaceae - Banksia - ornata

Medium size rounded shrub to 2m tall. Leaves wedge shaped, wider towards the tip, with sharply serrated edges. Flower spikes up to 10cm long. Flowers grey-gren in the bud stage,

Updated: 19 Mar 2015
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
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
Glossodia spp or Cockatoo or waxlip orchid

Glossodia spp or Cockatoo or waxlip orchid

Classification: Orchidaceae - Glossodia - major

Single stem, single leaf at ground level. 10 to 12 cm high Found in all states except WA and NT

Updated: 07 Oct 2014
Golden Everlasting

Golden Everlasting

Classification: Asteraceae - Xerochrysum - bracteatum

Xerochrysum bracteatum, the "Golden Everlasting", is one of the best known of the "paper daisies". It is a very widespread species occurring in both annual and perennial forms.

Updated: 08 Jan 2015
Golden Wattle

Golden Wattle

Classification: Fabaceae - Acacia - pycnantha

Shrub or small open tree 3m to 8m high. Flowers in spring with large round flower heads on thick stems, flower heads in showy groups (racemes) 15cm long. Pods are flat and almost straight 10cm x 5mm.

Updated: 24 Apr 2015
Lignum

Lignum

Classification: Polygonaceae - Muehlenbeckia - florulenta

A familiar sight across floodplains and wetlands in inland Australia is the multi-stemmed dense and tangled shrub commonly known as Lignum. Plants vary greatly in size,

Updated: 28 Jan 2015
Narrow leaved Red Mallee

Narrow leaved Red Mallee

Classification: Myrtaceae - Eucalyptus - foecunda

Small tree or mallee up to 8m tall. Bark smooth and ribbony. Leaves narrow and shiny. Juvenile leaves small, rounded and greyish.

Updated: 26 Mar 2014
Native Liquorice

Native Liquorice

Classification: Fabaceae - Glycyrrhiza - acanthocarpa

Erect subshrub to 1 m high, ± glabrous. Leaves 2–8 cm long; leaflets 9–13, linear to elliptic or obovate, 15–20 mm long; 2–8 mm wide, apex shortly mucronate, margins with minute, curved hairs,

Updated: 08 Feb 2015
Orange Immortelle

Orange Immortelle

Classification: Asteraceae - Waitzia - acuminata

Erect or ascending annual, herb, 0.1-0.6 m high. Fl. red-orange-yellow-white-pink, Jul to Dec or Jan. Sand, clay, loam, gravel, litter, laterite, sandstone, granite. Sand dunes & plains, rocky places,

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
River Cooba

River Cooba

Classification: Fabaceae - Acacia - stenophylla

Erect or spreading tree 4–13 m high, often suckers; bark fissured, dark grey-brown; branchlets angled or flattened towards apices, glabrous or sometimes finely hairy, often ± pruinose.

Updated: 20 Nov 2014
River Red Gum

River Red Gum Overall Rating: 3.50/5

Classification: Myrtaceae - Eucalyptus - camaldulensis

Medium to tall tree with a thick trunk and major branches. Grey flaking bark on trunk and lower branches. Young trees and minor branches have smooth mottled bark.

Updated: 23 May 2014
Rough Halgania

Rough Halgania

Classification: Boraginaceae - Halgania - cyanea

Updated: 27 Apr 2015
Ruby Saltbush

Ruby Saltbush

Classification: Chenopodiaceae - Enchylaena - tomentosa

Hemispherical shrubby perennial to c. 1 m high. Branches glabrous to hairy. Leaves semiterete, succulent, to c. 15 mm long, glabrous to shortly hairy. Fruit 5–8 mm diam., green, yellow,

Updated: 11 Sep 2018
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
Shrubby Bluebush

Shrubby Bluebush

Classification: Chenopodiaceae - Maireana - pyramidata

Shrub or perennial forb to 1.5m tall. Often spiny branches. Leaves succulent, alternating up the stems, 0.2-0.6cm long, flat to flattened cylindrical, hairy.

Updated: 08 Feb 2015
Thysanotus patersonii:

Thysanotus patersonii: 'Twining Fringe Lily'

Classification: Asparagaceae - Thysanotus - patersonii subsp. manglesianus

Perennial climber: Roots tuberous: Leaves annual but infrequent: Delicate flowers have three distinctly fringed petals held upon short branches. Flowers and stems dieback to regrow in Winter.

Updated: 02 Feb 2015
Woolly Head Mat Rush

Woolly Head Mat Rush

Classification: Asparagaceae - Lomandra - robusta

Grass like perennial forb 20-80cm tall. Leaves basal, with a sheath at the base, 20-80cm long, 1.5-5mm wide, flat. Male and female flowers on different plants. Fragrant flowers.

Updated: 19 Nov 2014