Florabase is a dynamic and interactive resource brought to you by the Western Australian Herbarium that provides information about our State’s extraordinary botanical diversity.
The Western Australian Herbarium acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land and waters from where our collections have come, and pays respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.
Wurmbea densiflora is a small lily that grows to 10–20 cm tall, with dense spikes of bright or sometimes pale pink flowers.Read
This colourful flower variant of Banksia seminuda (River Banksia) displays yellow perianths typical of the species but features vibrant red styles instead of the usual bright yellow.Read
Eriochilus dilatatus subsp. multiflorus is commonly known as the White Bunny Orchid.Read
March is becoming seaweed month, and this year we go underwater at the Houtman Abrolhos Islands to view one of the most spectacular of the seaweeds.Read
Pilostyles hamiltoniorum is a completely parasitic plant that lacks chlorophyll and therefore does not photosynthesise.Read
With its masses of shell-pink flowers, Scholtzia involucrata (Spiked Scholtzia) is a standout species in the WA landscape throughout the summer months.Read