Showing 10 wildflowers from the Tanami region

Cup Velleia

Cup Velleia

Classification: Goodeniaceae - Velleia - connata

An erect herb growing to about 60cm high. Basal leaves oblong in shape 5–20 cm long, to 8 cm wide, margins toothed to lobed, smooth, grey green.

Updated: 16 Jul 2014
Desert Pepperflower

Desert Pepperflower

Classification: Sapindaceae - Diplopeltis - stuartii

Prostrate to ascending perennial, herb, 0.15-0.4(-0.6) m high, to 4 m wide. Fl. white-pink, Apr to Sep. Sandy or loamy soils. Sandplains, sand dunes, stony flats & hillsides

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
Desert Star Flower

Desert Star Flower

Classification: Myrtaceae - Calytrix - Carinata

A small to medium shrub with extremely small leaves and pink to purple star shaped flowers.

Updated: 31 Jul 2017
Golden Sand Sage

Golden Sand Sage

Classification: Lamiaceae - Dicrastylis - exsuccosa

Shrub, 0.3-1.5 m high. Fl. white-yellow, Apr to Nov. Red sand, gravel. Sand dunes & plains. Note; this plant can often be a dominant along the WA desert tracks. Generally unremarkable,

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
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
Rock Isotome

Rock Isotome

Classification: Campanulaceae - Isotoma - petraea

Tucked in among rocks, where there is shelter and moisture. Erect, spreading annual or perennial, herb with toothed soft leaves, (0.1-)0.2-0.6(-1) m high. Fl. blue/blue-purple, Feb to Nov.

Updated: 02 Feb 2015
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 Box

Silver Box

Classification: Myrtaceae - Eucalyptus - pruinosa

A small tree with rough box-type bark. Adult leaves retain their juvenile form, they are large about 15x8cm, waxy-grey (glaucous) and the same colour on both sides, opposite and sessile.

Updated: 04 Jan 2015
Silver Tails

Silver Tails

Classification: Amaranthaceae - Ptilotus - obovatus

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

Updated: 28 Sep 2014