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.


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

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News item thumbnail New to Nuytsia
12 Apr 2017

A new Pilbara Hibiscus and a new NT Acacia are among the research findings published today.

News item thumbnail New to Nuytsia
17 Mar 2017

A summary of last year’s changes to our vascular plant census was published yesterday along with papers on Styphelia, Hibbertia and Ptilotus.

News item thumbnail March Plant of the Month: Helminthocladia australis
14 Mar 2017

Helminthocladia australis is a mucilaginous red seaweed that ranges in size from 10-40cm, and varies in colour from red to brown to purple.