Showing 40 wildflowers from the Murchison 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
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
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
Bush Tomato / Flannel bush

Bush Tomato / Flannel bush

Classification: Solanaceae - Solanum - lasiophyllum

Erect or rounded shrub, 0.2-1m high. Fl. purple-violet, Jan or Apr to Oct. depending as to where it is growing. Red-brown clay loam or sandy clay,

Updated: 20 Apr 2015
Chrysocephalum puteale

Chrysocephalum puteale

Classification: Asteraceae - Chrysocephalum - puteale

Erect, compact perennial, herb or shrub, 0.15-0.75 m high. Fl. yellow, Mar to Nov. Sandy or stony soils. Sand ridges, sandplains, rocky hills.

Updated: 19 Nov 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 - latrobei subsp. latrobei

Tall shrub to 2.5m. Leaves about 3cm long. Plants growing in dense thickets with considerable variation in flower colour, with paler reds and pink forms present in the one dense thicket.

Updated: 21 Apr 2015
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
Eremophila lachnocalyx or Woolly-calyxed Eremophila

Eremophila lachnocalyx or Woolly-calyxed Eremophila

Classification: Scrophulariaceae - Eremophila - lachnocalyx

Also known as the - Woolly-calyxed Eremophila An erect, spreading shrub, 0.6-2.2 m high, to 3 m wide. Grows in Clay, sand. Stony flats & ridges.

Updated: 24 Dec 2014
Eremophila lachnocalyx or Wooly Calyx Eremophila

Eremophila lachnocalyx or Wooly Calyx Eremophila

Classification: Scrophulariaceae - Eremophila - lachnocalyx

Erect, spreading shrub, 0.6-2.2 m high, to 3 m wide. Wooly leaves and calyx. Flowers blue-purple, Jun to Sep. Clay, sand, Stony flats & ridges.

Updated: 06 Dec 2014
Felted Anthotroche

Felted Anthotroche

Classification: Solanaceae - Anthotroche - pannosa

Erect or sprawling to prostrate shrub, 0.1-2.5 m high. Fl. green-yellow-purple/black-violet, Aug to Dec or Jan to Feb. Sandy soils. Sand dunes, sandplains or sandy rises in low-lying saline areas.

Updated: 05 Dec 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
Fleshy Groundsel or Annual Yellowtop

Fleshy Groundsel or Annual Yellowtop

Classification: Asteraceae - Senecio - gregorii

Erect, fleshy annual, herb, to 1 m high. Fl. yellow, May to Oct. Red or brown or white-grey clay, red sands or loams, laterite, sandstone. Flats, dunes, depressions, saline sites, clay pans,

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
Goldfields Daisy

Goldfields Daisy

Classification: Asteraceae - Olearia - muelleri

Goldfields Daisy commonly grows into compact round shrubs about half a metre in height. The small leaves are flat, stiff and slightly viscid (sticky). The flowerheads are over 2 cm diameter,

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
Grass Tree

Grass Tree

Classification: Xanthorrhoeaceae - Xanthorrhoea - thorntonii

Perennial tree-like monocot, to 5 m high, trunk to 5 m, scape length 0.6-0.8 m, spike length 1.0-1.5 m. Fl. white-cream, Aug to Dec. Yellow to red sand.

Updated: 08 Dec 2014
Grevillea acacioides

Grevillea acacioides

Classification: Proteaceae - Grevillea - acacioides

Flowers that range in colour from white through cream to green grace this erect, much-branched shrub that grows to 1-2.2 m high. Flowering occurs from May to Sep (mainly Jul-Sep).

Updated: 21 Nov 2014
Grevillea obliquistigma

Grevillea obliquistigma

Classification: Proteaceae - Grevillea - obliquistigma

Spreading shrub, 0.3-4(-5) m high. Fl. cream-white-yellow, Jan or Mar or Aug to Dec. Sandy or loamy soils, laterite, granite. Sandplains, stony ridges.

Updated: 21 Nov 2014
Kopi Poverty Bush

Kopi Poverty Bush

Classification: Scrophulariaceae - Eremophila - miniata

Erect shrub or tree, 1-5 m high. Fl. cream-yellow-orange-pink, Jul to Dec. Red sandy soils. Salt lake country, claypans, alkali flats

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
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
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
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