Search the Western Australian Flora

Search the Flora of Western Australia using extra name and descriptive fields not available through Quick Search (at the top right of screen). The database contains over 23,412 records of name and descriptive information on the state’s flora — including many lichens, bryophytes, algae and fungi.

Alternatively, you can browse the taxonomic hierarchy for information on plant families, genera and species.

Note

The Western Australian Herbarium has adopted a new plant family arrangement. More…

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February Plant of the Month: Schoenolaena juncea
2 Feb 2015
Plant of the MonthSchoenolaena juncea is an erect sedge-like perennial herb to 1 m high. The large white involucral bracts subtending the inflorescence appear similar to the Southern Cross plant.
Mapping problem
22 Jan 2015
We are aware that our maps are currently not displaying the WA coastline as usual and a fix for this is in progress. Initially we will simply revert to the earlier set of maps while a full fix is completed.
January Plant of the Month: Persoonia longifolia
12 Jan 2015
Plant of the MonthPersoonia longifolia (Snottygobble) is a distinctive small tree to 5 m high commonly found on the lateritic soils of the Jarrah Forest in Western Australia.