Showing 8 wildflowers from the Northern Kimberley region

Australian Kapok Tree

Australian Kapok Tree

Classification: Bixaceae - Cochlospermum - fraseri

A small deciduous tree that grows in rocky areas across northern Australia. Lobed leaves fall from the tree during the dry season so that the bright yellow flowers are easily seen.

Updated: 03 Nov 2017
Boab or Adansonia

Boab or Adansonia

Classification: Malvaceae - Adansonia - gregorii

Families of boabs march across the Kimberley landscape, slim youngsters, sturdy middle aged ones, stout grandparents . Boabs grow into a large tree with swollen bottle shaped trunk.

Updated: 04 Oct 2018
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
Polygala orbicularis

Polygala orbicularis

Classification: Polygalaceae - Polygala - orbicularis

Annual, herb, 0.04-0.2 m high. Fl. blue-white, Apr to May. Clayey sand. Pool edges, swamps, sandstone outcrops.

Updated: 19 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
Sundew

Sundew

Classification: Droseraceae - Drosera - indica

A trap for unwary insects. Widely distributed through northern Australia in damp areas. Elongated leaves, curled when young, with long sticky hairs.

Updated: 14 Jun 2014