Showing 8 wildflowers from the Sydney Basin region

Coast Banksia, White Honeysuckle

Coast Banksia, White Honeysuckle

Classification: Proteaceae - Banksia - integrifolia

Shrub or Small tree with rough grey bark. Leaves in whorls around stem, coppery coloured when young. Flowers creamy-yellow in cylindrical spikes.

Updated: 28 May 2014
Darwinia

Darwinia

Classification: Myrtaceae - Darwinia - leptantha?

Open shrub. Leaves small and slightly compressed. Flowers small, in pairs, white when young turning red with age. Curved styles extended beyond the petals.

Updated: 03 May 2014
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
Guinea Flower

Guinea Flower

Classification: Dilleniaceae - Hibbertia - diffusa?

Small upright shrub. Leaves small, about as wide as long. Yellow flowers with 5 delicate notched petals each about 10mm long.

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
Gymea, Flame, Spear or Illawarra Lily

Gymea, Flame, Spear or Illawarra Lily

Classification: Doryanthaceae - Doryanthes - excelsa

A giant perennial lily with a basal clump of large sword-shaped leaves over 1m long . In spring and summer large flowerheads up to 30cm across form at the end of thick stems that are up to 6m tall.

Updated: 08 Nov 2014
Pink Fingers.

Pink Fingers.

Classification: Orchidaceae - Caladenia - carnea

Small terrestrial orchid growing to about 10cm high. Long narrow leaves. Flowers up to 1.5cm across. Labellum with transverse markings. growing in sclerophyll forest on sandstone.

Updated: 09 Jul 2014
Scaly Phebalium

Scaly Phebalium

Classification: Rutaceae - Phebalium - squamulosum

Shrub to 2m tall, sometimes compact. Small brownish scales cover stems and underside of leaves. Leaves narrow, up to 5cm long. Flowers with 5 petals and 10 long erect stamens,

Updated: 02 May 2014
Waratah

Waratah

Classification: Proteaceae - Telopea - speciosissima

The official floral emblem for the State of NSW. Shrubs with 1 or a few erect, slender, stems to 3m high, arising from a woody underground lignotuber. Stems often do not branch.

Updated: 30 May 2014