Showing 29 wildflowers from the South Eastern Highlands region

Alpine Riceflower

Alpine Riceflower

Classification: Thymelaeaceae - Pimelea - ligustrina

An attractive upright understorey shrub growing to 1 or 2m tall. The stems are glabrous. Leaves oblanceolate or narrow-elliptic, mostly 15–90 mm long, 7–20 mm wide, tips acute to obtuse,

Updated: 08 Mar 2015
Alpine Sunray

Alpine Sunray

Classification: Asteraceae - Leucochrysum - albicans subsp. alpinum

The Alpine Sunray is a low-growing, spreading perennial herb with grey-green foliage, and an inflorescence of a single flower head with a yellow disc centre and papery white radiating bracts,

Updated: 09 Mar 2015
Anemone Stinkhorn or Starfish Fungus

Anemone Stinkhorn or Starfish Fungus

Classification: Phallaceae - Aseroe - rubra

This weird looking "thing" is a native fungus that rots down litter on the forest floor. A globular egg-like structure on the soil gives rise to a large fleshy tube, up to 100 x 30 mm.

Updated: 18 Dec 2014
Bulbine Lily

Bulbine Lily

Classification: Asphodeliaceae - Bulbine - bulbosa

Widespread and quite common across temperate parts of eastern states. Bulbine forms clumps and sometimes big colonies in temperate grassland and grassy woodlands.

Updated: 08 Nov 2014
Common Cassinia or Dogwood

Common Cassinia or Dogwood

Classification: Asteraceae - Cassinia - aculeata

This bushy understorey shrub is common in dry forests, particularly in disturbed areas. The narrow leaves are dark green on top and pale below and have a slightly scaly texture,

Updated: 14 Feb 2015
Common Correa

Common Correa

Classification: Rutaceae - Correa - Correa reflexa

Correa reflexa is sometimes referred to as Native Fuchsia, a name it shares with Epacris longiflora. Its distribution ranges from southeast South Australia,

Updated: 29 May 2016
Dead Man

Dead Man's Foot or Horse Dung Fungus

Classification: Pisolithaceae - Pisolithus - albus

Not pretty; but as its common along roads and tracks its worth including. Its a very common yellow-brown puff-ball fungus, that grows in a mycorrhizal relationship with at least Eucalyptus species.

Updated: 16 Jun 2014
Derwent Speedwell

Derwent Speedwell

Classification: Plantaginaceae - Veronica - derwentiana

Woody herb to c. 140 cm high; stems several or many from a large woody rootstock, mostly erect and unbranched below inflorescence, glabrous or with short,

Updated: 25 Feb 2015
Digger

Digger's Speedwell, Blue Veronica

Classification: Plantaginaceae - Veronica - perfoliata

This unusual low shrub can be found in the understorey between about 700 to 1200m where it often masquerades as a small eucalypt. Its blue-grey, rounded leaves are in pairs,

Updated: 28 Feb 2015
Early Nancy

Early Nancy

Classification: Colchicaceae - Wurmbea - dioica

Early Nancy announces that spring has arrived on the NSW southern tablelands. A perennial forb to 30cm tall. Leaves alternating up the stem, sometimes the lower two at the base of the plant,

Updated: 19 Dec 2014
Giant Bolete Fungus or Salmon Gum Mushroom (in WA)

Giant Bolete Fungus or Salmon Gum Mushroom (in WA)

Classification: Boletales - Phlebopus - marginatus

This is possibly Australia's largest fungus. It forms a mycorrhizal association with eucalypts, growing singly or in groups, after rain. Widespread and common. Cap to more than 60 cm across,

Updated: 08 Apr 2014
Grass Trigger Plant

Grass Trigger Plant

Classification: Stylidiaceae - Stylidium - graminifolium

Trigger plants have a fascinating pollination mechanism where the the long reddish "trigger" is stimulated by a foraging insect to flip across the flower and dump pollen on the back of the insect.

Updated: 20 Feb 2015
Green Wattle, Acacia decurrens

Green Wattle, Acacia decurrens

Classification: Fabaceae - Acacia - decurrens

A small to medium sized tree. True bright green leaves with nectaries prominent along the central rib of each leaf. Young/small branched have a ribbed appearance.

Updated: 02 Sep 2014
Grevillea victoriae

Grevillea victoriae

Classification: Proteaceae - Grevillea - victoriae

A spreading, sometimes straggling shrub that grows up to about 2m high. Leaf shape is oval, often quite broad, up to 7cm long. The lower leaf surface is covered with a tomentum (covering of short

Updated: 16 Mar 2015
Grey Guinea-flower

Grey Guinea-flower

Classification: Dilleniaceae - Hibbertia - obtusifolia

This common species is found in woodlands and forests, and even persists in cleared areas. It is a small shrub growing to about 30cm high.

Updated: 23 Feb 2015
Kangaroo Grass

Kangaroo Grass

Classification: Poaceae - Themeda - triandra (australis)

Kangaroo grass is native to Australia and Africa. It is one of the most widespread native grasses in Australia growing in every state and territory, from interior arid regions to the alps and coast.

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
Kopata

Kopata

Classification: Geraniaceae - Pelargonium - inodorum

This pretty little perennial herb occurs in grassy patches in rocky ground at lower elevations. It is found from SE Queensland to Tasmania and also in New Zealand.

Updated: 25 Feb 2015
Large-leaf Daisy-bush

Large-leaf Daisy-bush

Classification: Asteraceae - Olearia - megalophylla

A shrub to 2 m high that grows in moist sub-alpine gullies. Leaves alternate or opposite, 20–120 mm long, 6–28 mm wide; margins entire, flat; apex acute or rounded; surfaces discolorous,

Updated: 18 Dec 2014
Milkmaids

Milkmaids

Classification: Colchicaceae - Burchardia - umbellata

Evocatively named Milkmaids form a lily-like plant with narrow, elongated leaves about 40 cm long. Flowers are held on a slender, 40 cm high stalk that has two leaf-like bracts along its length.

Updated: 22 Oct 2014
Mother Shield Fern

Mother Shield Fern

Classification: Dryopteridaceae - Polystichum - proliferum

Mother Shield fern is a hardy, cool climate terrestrial fern with attractive dark green divided fronds. It is found growing along the tablelands and ranges of eastern NSW,

Updated: 18 Jul 2015
Mountain Shaggy Pea

Mountain Shaggy Pea

Classification: Fabaceae - Podolobium - alpestre

This spreading shrub is common in alpine and subalpine areas in Vic, NSW and the ACT. It is showy when in flower over the summer months. The leaves are oblong to elliptical, 2 to 4cm long,

Updated: 13 Mar 2015
Prickly Starwort, Prickly Knawel

Prickly Starwort, Prickly Knawel

Classification: Caryophyllaceae - Stellaria - pungens

This little perennial herb can be either prostrate or ascending and may form loose mats. It has angular stems that are variously hairy or glabrous. Leaves are usually recurved, narrow-lanceolate,

Updated: 14 Feb 2015
Red Stem Wattle

Red Stem Wattle

Classification: Fabaceae - Acacia - rubida

A medium sized shrub with dull green phyllodes that produce sufficient nectar from the nectary glands to be attractive to birds and insects.

Updated: 02 Sep 2014
Showy Copper-wire Daisy

Showy Copper-wire Daisy

Classification: Asteraceae - Podolepis - jaceoides

An attractive daisy with large bright flowerheads. Sparsely woolly to almost smooth perennial to 70 cm high with several stems. Basal leaves to 20 cm long; leaves on stem narrow, spear shaped,

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
Silver Snow Daisy

Silver Snow Daisy

Classification: Asteraceae - Celmisia - longifolia

An attractive perennial herb that can put on a lovely summer display in alpine meadows and among high altitude woodland. Leaves are elongated and form a dense basal rosette.

Updated: 14 Dec 2014
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