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.


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News item thumbnail October Plant of the Month: Xerochrysum macranthum
1 Oct 2016

The distinctive white or yellow (sometimes bronze) flowers of Xerochrysum macranthum with their shiny, petal-like bracts provide a spectacular display from Spring to Autumn.

News item thumbnail Australia's new $5 note features Prickly Moses
1 Sep 2016

When we read that Australia's new $5 note would feature the Prickly Moses wattle, we checked to see which one and found that it is Acacia verticillata subsp. ovoidea, and not the Western Australian Acacia pulchella.

News item thumbnail September Plant of the Month: Diplopeltis petiolaris
1 Sep 2016

Diplopeltis petiolaris (Coastal Pepperflower) is a suckering perennial herb that produces attractive sprays of pink flowers from July to September.