Showing 17 wildflowers from the Stony Plains and Finke regions

Bootlace Oak

Bootlace Oak

Classification: Proteaceae - Hakea - chordophylla

Shrub or small tree (1.5) 2–6 (–7.5) m high, apparently lignotuberous (resprouting from base). Branchlets often glaucous, sometimes glabrous,

Updated: 20 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
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
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
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
Newcastelia cephalantha

Newcastelia cephalantha

Classification: Lamiaceae - Newcastelia - cephalantha

Much-branched shrub, 0.3-1.2 m high. Fl. white-purple, Jun to Oct. Red sandy soils. Sandplains, dunes.

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
Parakeelya

Parakeelya

Classification: Portulacaceae - Calandrinia - polyandra

Succulent, decumbent annual, herb, 0.1-0.4 m high. Fl. pink-red, Jul to Oct. Sand, loam. Floodplains, stony plains.

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
Poached Egg Daisy

Poached Egg Daisy

Classification: Asteraceae - Polycalymma - stuartii

After rain desert areas burst into life, with these everlasting daisies leading the charge. Previously named Myriocephalus stuartii. Grows on sand. Annual to about 50cm,

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
Poached Egg Daisy,

Poached Egg Daisy,

Classification: Asteraceae - Polycalymma - stuartii

The Poached egg daisy is one of the most abundant and conspicuous plants on sand plains and dunefields during good seasons. It is a stout, erect herb of 10-50 cm in height.

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
Prince of Wales Feather

Prince of Wales Feather

Classification: Amaranthaceae - Ptilotus - polystachyus

Erect or ascending annual or perennial, herb, 0.15-1.5 m high. Fl. green-white-yellow-brown, Apr to Nov or Jan. Red soils, sand, sandstone. Stony hills, plateaus.

Updated: 08 Dec 2014
Rough Halgania

Rough Halgania

Classification: Boraginaceae - Halgania - cyanea

Updated: 27 Apr 2015
Ruby Saltbush

Ruby Saltbush

Classification: Chenopodiaceae - Enchylaena - tomentosa

Hemispherical shrubby perennial to c. 1 m high. Branches glabrous to hairy. Leaves semiterete, succulent, to c. 15 mm long, glabrous to shortly hairy. Fruit 5–8 mm diam., green, yellow,

Updated: 11 Sep 2018
Satiny Bluebush or Golden Bluebush

Satiny Bluebush or Golden Bluebush

Classification: Chenopodiaceae - Maireana - georgei

Compact rounded shrub to 50cm high, leaves 8-20x1-2mm, fleshy. It is the golden or reddish tinted fruiting body that attracts attention the wing of which is 15-20mm across,

Updated: 03 Feb 2015
Silver Tails

Silver Tails

Classification: Amaranthaceae - Ptilotus - obovatus

Much-branched rounded shrub 70cmx70cm. Silvery-pink hairy pom poms

Updated: 28 Sep 2014
Sturt

Sturt's Desert pea Overall Rating: 5/5

Classification: Fabaceae - Swainsona - formosa

A spreading vine that can vary in size and habit, with large plants sometimes standing semi-erect, up to 1m tall. Germinates and flowers rapidly after rain. Colour variants are sometimes found.

Updated: 23 Aug 2015