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.
Tufted perennial, grass-like or herb, 0.2-0.75 m high. Fl. green, Jul to Dec. Sand, loam, laterite, limestone.
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
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,
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,
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,
A weed. Tribulus species are summer growing annuals that occur throughout mainland Australia and have high drought tolerance. The plant is a spreading vine.
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,
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,
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,
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.
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,
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.
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,
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
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.
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,
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.
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.
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
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
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,
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