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,
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,
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.
Widespread and quite common across temperate parts of eastern states. Bulbine forms clumps and sometimes big colonies in temperate grassland and grassy woodlands.
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,
Correa reflexa is sometimes referred to as Native Fuchsia, a name it shares with Epacris longiflora. Its distribution ranges from southeast South Australia,
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.
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,
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,
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,
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,
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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,
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,
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,
A medium sized shrub with dull green phyllodes that produce sufficient nectar from the nectary glands to be attractive to birds and insects.
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,
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.