Showing 16 wildflowers from the Victorian Midlands region

Black-eyed Susan

Black-eyed Susan

Classification: Elaeocarpaceae - Tetratheca - unknown

Small straggling shrub with small heath-like leaves. Bright mauve-purple flowers in spring that tend to hang down obscuring the distinctive black centre.

Updated: 06 Dec 2014
Common Flat-pea

Common Flat-pea

Classification: Fabaceae - Platylobium - obtusangulum

Wiry low shrub common as understorey in heaths. Leaves opposite, arrow shaped with sharp points. Red and yellow pea flowers in the axils of upper leaves. Seed pods flat.

Updated: 17 Aug 2014
Common Leafy Greenhood Orchid

Common Leafy Greenhood Orchid

Classification: Orchidaceae - Bunochilus - longifolius

Terrestrial orchid. Green labellum with black central stripe. Locally common in moist forests.

Updated: 24 Mar 2014
Grass Tree

Grass Tree

Classification: Xanthorrhoeaceae - Xanthorrhoea - australis

Grows on poor sandy or stony soils. Thick trunk carries wiry leaves usually over 1 metre long. Small flowers are arranged on a thick spike up to 3m long, held on a smooth,

Updated: 07 Sep 2015
Guinea Flower

Guinea Flower

Classification: Dilleniaceae - Hibbertia - Unknown

Low woody shrub. Yellow flowers with five petals, each with a distinctive notch at the outer end. Leaves small and linear.

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
Mantis Orchid, Spider Orchid

Mantis Orchid, Spider Orchid

Classification: Orchidaceae - Caladenia - Unknown

Small ground orchid

Updated: 24 Mar 2014
Mint Bush

Mint Bush

Classification: Lamiaceae - Prostanthera - rotundifolia

Shrub with minty aromatic leaves. Grows in sheltered places near rocks or streams.

Updated: 24 Mar 2014
Running Postman, Scarlet Runner

Running Postman, Scarlet Runner

Classification: Fabaceae - Kennedia - prostrata

A scrambling ground cover with bright red flowers in spring, a vine that does not climb.

Updated: 24 May 2014
Shrubby Velvet-Bush

Shrubby Velvet-Bush

Classification: Malvaceae - Lasiopetalum - macrophyllum

Wiry shrub to 2.5m tall. Stems and new shoots covered with rusty red hairs. Flowers are crowded in clusters. Calyx lobes are speckled outside with star shaped (stellate) hairs, smooth and pale inside.

Updated: 22 Nov 2014
Snow Myrtle

Snow Myrtle

Classification: Myrtaceae - Calytrix - alpestris

Open shrub up to 2m tall growing as an understorey in open forest and woodland.

Updated: 03 Apr 2014
Thysanotus patersonii:

Thysanotus patersonii: 'Twining Fringe Lily'

Classification: Asparagaceae - Thysanotus - patersonii subsp. manglesianus

Perennial climber: Roots tuberous: Leaves annual but infrequent: Delicate flowers have three distinctly fringed petals held upon short branches. Flowers and stems dieback to regrow in Winter.

Updated: 02 Feb 2015
Tinsel Lily

Tinsel Lily

Classification: Dasypogonaceae - Calectasia - intermedia

Upright stems to 60cm, leaves elongated and pointed. Flowers bright metallic purple with 6 sepals.

Updated: 03 Apr 2014
Variable Prickly Grevillea

Variable Prickly Grevillea

Classification: Proteaceae - Grevillea - aquifolium

Prickly shrub with holly-like leaves that are whitish on the underside. Grows mostly in heathlands.

Updated: 03 Apr 2014
Victorian Smokebush

Victorian Smokebush

Classification: Proteaceae - Conospermum - mitchellii

WA is not the only state to have smokbush. This one is found in the south east of the country. It grows to one or 2 metres tall, and has long thin leaves up to 20cm long.

Updated: 17 May 2014
Wax Lip Orchid

Wax Lip Orchid

Classification: Orchidaceae - Glossodia - major

Small ground orchid, usually one or two flowers on a slender stalk. Common in forested areas on well drained soil.

Updated: 03 Apr 2014
Whirrakee Wattle  (Acacia williamsonii)

Whirrakee Wattle (Acacia williamsonii)

Classification: Fabaceae - Acacia - williamsonii

Very decorative shrub with a neat rounded or obconic shape and a profusion of bright golden inflorescences in the upper axils.

Updated: 31 Aug 2014