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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 24,220 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 New Interactive Keys
6 Jun 2019

We have published three new keys on our Interactive Identification page: a key to the Chamelaucieae tribe of Myrtaceae, a key to the Peas of Western Australia, and a key to the genus Ptilotus.

News item thumbnail June Plant of the Month: Thelymitra pulcherrima
6 Jun 2019

Northern Queen of Sheba is widely regarded as one of the most spectacular and showy orchids of Australia, and in fact the species name is derived from the Latin pulcher meaning beautiful.

News item thumbnail May Plant of the Month: Vincetoxicum lineare
3 May 2019

Vincetoxicum lineare (Bush Bean) is a slender, perennial climber or trailer growing to c. 2 m long.