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…

Read our news or subscribe to it for automatic updates. (What is a news feed?)

News item thumbnail December Plant of the Month: Amphipogon laguroides subsp. havelii
1 Dec 2016

Amphipogon laguroides subsp. havelii is an erect, perennial grass that grows in dense tufts to 35 cm high.

News item thumbnail FloraBase updated
1 Dec 2016

We updated FloraBase today to fix a few problems. Photos now display correctly on the Photos page, maps now display correctly on the Map page, and the Nuytsia pages now correctly list articles on the main page as well as the Current Issue page.

News item thumbnail Font size a bit small?
22 Nov 2016

Regular users of FloraBase may notice that the site has a smaller font than it used to. If this is you, please refresh your cache to ensure you're seeing the most recent version of the site.