Image of Babingtonia peteriana by Robert Davis Image of Chaetomorpha linum by John Huisman Image of Amyema preissii by Robert Davis Image of Scutellinia scutellata by Neale Bougher

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.


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Florabase 3

Welcome to the new Florabase.

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Updated: 18 Jun 2021
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Plant of the Month

June 2021

Wurmbea densiflora is a small lily that grows to 10–20 cm tall, with dense spikes of bright or sometimes pale pink flowers.

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Plant of the Month

May 2021

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.

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Plant of the Month

April 2021

Eriochilus dilatatus subsp. multiflorus is commonly known as the White Bunny Orchid.

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Updated: 20 Apr 2021
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Plant of the Month

March 2021

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.

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Updated: 20 Apr 2021
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Plant of the Month

February 2021

Pilostyles hamiltoniorum is a completely parasitic plant that lacks chlorophyll and therefore does not photosynthesise.

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Updated: 20 Apr 2021
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Plant of the Month

January 2021

With its masses of shell-pink flowers, Scholtzia involucrata (Spiked Scholtzia) is a standout species in the WA landscape throughout the summer months.

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Updated: 20 Apr 2021