Showing 55 wildflowers from the Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields region

Applebush

Applebush

Classification: Asteraceae - Pterocaulon - sphacelatum

Erect aromatic herb, 0.2–1.2 m high, woolly to tomentose, hairs brownish. Leaves oblanceolate to oblong, obtuse or occasionally acute, 1–5 cm long, 0.3–1.5 cm wide, crenate or entire.

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
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 Powderpuff

Black Powderpuff

Classification: Agaricaceae - Podaxis - pistillaris

A common fungus found growing in sand in arid and semi-arid areas, often seen along desert tracks. A type of stalked puffball, it has a hard woody stem topped with a papery white cap that appears to

Updated: 23 Jul 2016
Bluerod

Bluerod

Classification: Plantaginaceae - Stemodia - florulenta

Faintly scented perennial herbs to > 80 cm high, sometimes suckering, with erect branches, glabrous but rarely for tiny aculeate non-glandular hairs on the branches and leaves,

Updated: 29 Jan 2015
Bluerod

Bluerod

Classification: Plantaginaceae - Stemodia - glabella

Updated: 21 Jul 2014
Boobialla

Boobialla

Classification: Scrophulariaceae - Myoporum - acuminatum

Glabrous shrub or small tree to 13 m high with coarsely fissured bark, branches smooth or rarely obscurely or prominently tuberculate. Leaves elliptic, usually 5–14 cm long and 7–28 mm wide,

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
Bristly Sea-heath

Bristly Sea-heath

Classification: Frankeniaceae - Frankenia - serpyllifolia

Low spreading shrub or bushy herb to 30 cm high and 50 cm diam., hairs short, spreading. Leaves ovate to oblong or elliptic, 3–9 mm long, margins recurved, midrib and some of lower surface exposed,

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
Bush Tomato

Bush Tomato

Classification: Solanaceae - Solanum - unknown

Updated: 21 Jun 2014
Caltrop, Yellow Vine or Cat-head

Caltrop, Yellow Vine or Cat-head

Classification: Zygophyllaceae - Tribulus - unknown

A weed. Tribulus species are summer growing annuals that occur throughout mainland Australia and have high drought tolerance. The plant is a spreading vine.

Updated: 08 Jul 2014
Cattle Bush

Cattle Bush

Classification: Boraginaceae - Trichodesma - zeylanicum

Erect annual or perennial herb to c. 1 m high, smooth to hispid; taproot well-developed. Basal leaves opposite, becoming alternate up stem; lamina linear-oblong to narrow-ovate, 3.5–10.5 cm long,

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
Creek Wilga

Creek Wilga

Classification: Scrophulariaceae - Eremophila - bignoniiflora

Glabrous resinous shrub or small tree to 7 m high, branches non-tuberculate. Leaves linear to linear-lanceolate, 7–20 cm long, 4.5–14 mm wide, apex attenuate, margins entire or rarely toothed,

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
Crotalaria eremaea,  	Bluebush Pea, Desert Rattlepod

Crotalaria eremaea, Bluebush Pea, Desert Rattlepod

Classification: Fabaceae - Crotalaria - eremaea

Crotalaria eremaea is a widely distributed shrub of central Australia and a relatively common species growing on sand dunes. Densely woolly erect woody herb with yellow flowers, the Desert rattlepod,

Updated: 28 Apr 2014
Desert cassia

Desert cassia

Classification: Fabaceae - Senna - artemisioides subsp. filifolia

Shrub or tree 1-3m tall. Leaves alternating up the stems, composed of 1-4 pairs of narrow cylindrical leaflets, leaflets 2-4cm long, about 1mm wide, hairless. Flowers yellow, with 5 petals.

Updated: 02 Feb 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
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
Erect yellow heads

Erect yellow heads

Classification: Asteraceae - Gnephosis - arachnoidea

Annual herb, stems erect, 5–30 cm long, nearly glabrous to cottony. Leaves lanceolate to linear, 4–34 mm long, c. 0.5–4 mm wide, midrib ± prominent on lower surface, glabrous to cottony,

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
Eremophila maculata subs. maculata

Eremophila maculata subs. maculata

Classification: Scrophulariaceae - Eremophila - maculata subs. maculata

Wide spread rounded shrub about 2 mt tall. Multi branched at ground level. Branches weave through the body of the shrub, leaves dark green with semi gloss surface Flowers are about 3 cm long with a

Updated: 27 Apr 2015
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
Ghost Gum

Ghost Gum

Classification: Myrtaceae - Eucalyptus - papuana

Tree to 20m tall, with open spreading crown. Small branches droop downwards. Smooth white bark. Grows on both sandy country and on stony hills and plateaux.

Updated: 24 Mar 2014
Gidgee or Stinking Wattle

Gidgee or Stinking Wattle Overall Rating: 2/5

Classification: Fabaceae - Acacia - cambagei

A very slow growing gnarled small tree of desert areas growing to about 8m. Heartwood is heavy, dark red and durable though will be attacked by termites. Phyllodes are grey-green 6-8cm long.

Updated: 11 Jun 2015
Green Bird Flower or Rattlepod

Green Bird Flower or Rattlepod Overall Rating: 4.50/5

Classification: Fabaceae - Crotalaria - cunninghamii

The distinctive bird-like shape of the flowers (the flower stalk is the bird's beak) give this desert plant its common name. Flowers are a greenish-yellow colour with prominent stripes on the larger

Updated: 09 Jun 2014
Grevillea stenobotrya or Rattlepod Grevillea

Grevillea stenobotrya or Rattlepod Grevillea

Classification: Proteaceae - Grevillea - stenobotrya

Bushy shrub to 5m high. Leaves linear, 10-25cm c 1-2mm, finely pointed slightly hooked tip. Flowers creamy white (green in bud), cylindrical or slightly tapered, 7-14cm long. Smooth greyish bark

Updated: 30 Jun 2014
Harlequin mistletoe

Harlequin mistletoe

Classification: Loranthaceae - Lysiana - exocarpi

Spreading to pendent shrub, glabrous; external runners absent. Leaves flat or somewhat compressed when very narrow, linear to narrow-oblong, sessile or the wider leaves shortly petiolate,

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
Honeysuckle Oak or Spider Flower, Desert Grevillea

Honeysuckle Oak or Spider Flower, Desert Grevillea

Classification: Proteaceae - Grevillea - juncifolia

A small tree or shrub 2 to 7 mts tall, grows throughout inland Australia (not found in Victoria). Rush like leaves are 10 to 30 cms long Flowers are bright orange and yellow and produced most of the

Updated: 29 Apr 2015
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