Anigozanthos flavidus Redoute
Tall Kangaroo Paw

Liliac. [Redouté] 3(30): Pl. 176 (1807)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Rhizomatous, perennial, herb, 0.5-3 m high. Fl. yellow-green/brown-red, Nov to Dec or Jan. Grey or yellow sand, clay, gravel. Drainage lines, fringing wetlands, roadside gutters.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 21 June 1994

Scientific Description

Leaves flat, 390-520 mm long, 3-10 mm wide; bristles or hairs on the leaf margin absent; hairs on the surface of the leaf absent (leaf surfaces glabrous). Scape present, hairy, 590-700 mm long. Inflorescence subtended by a bract 8-20 mm long, with several flowers; floral bracts 5-7 mm long; pedicels present, 3-6 mm long; flowers 35-40 mm long. Perianth hairy, bilaterally symmetric, uniformly coloured or suffused with a darker colour over the base colour, yellow, green or red or reddish-brown to purple, with six more or less equal tepals, the inner segments 8-11 mm long. Stamens six, in one level; filaments 3.2-4.2 mm long; anther 2.5-3 mm long, with an appendage. Style 31-38 mm long. Flowers in January, November or December. Occurs in the Swan Coastal Plain, Jarrah Forest, Warren and Esperance IBRA bioregion(s), of the South-west Botanical Province.

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 14 January 2020


IBRA Regions
Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.
IBRA Subregions
Fitzgerald, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.
IMCRA Regions
WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Albany, Augusta Margaret River, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Busselton, Capel, Collie, Cranbrook, Denmark, Donnybrook-Balingup, Harvey, Manjimup, Nannup, Plantagenet.