what plant is that?

An occasional series identifying native plants I find in bushland areas in and around Perth.


Adenanthos sericeus Albany Woolly Bush

Banksia sessilis Parrot bush

Hardenbergia comptoniana Native Wisteria

Macrozamia fraseri & Macrozamia riedlei Zamia

Templetonia retusa Cockies Tongues


Banksia littoralis Swamp Banksia

Banksia menziesii Firewood Banksia

Banksia prionotes Saw-tooth Banksia

Corymbia calophylla Marri

Eucalyptus gomphocephala Tuart

Eucalyptus marginata Jarrah tree

Eucalyptus petrensis Limestone mallee

Eucalyptus rudis Perth’s Flooded gum, Moitch

Nuytsia floribunda Christmas tree

Xylomelum occidentale Woody pear tree


Baumea articulata


Rhodanthe chlorocephala subsp. rosea Everlasting daisy

Future Posts

Banksia attenuata

Banksia grandis

Scaevola crassifolia Thick leaved fan flower grows in the sand dunes of Perth’s beaches and grows well in coastal gardens

Xanthorrhoea brunonis

Xanthorrhoea preissii Grass tree


  1. Barrett & Tay (2005) Perth Plants. Perth: BGPA
  2. Coastal Planning and Management Manual (2003) Perth: WA Planning Commission
  3. Dixon, Kingsley (2011). Coastal Plants: A guide to the identification and restoration of plants of the Perth region. Collingwood, Vic: CSIRO Publishing
  4. French & Nicolle (1997) The Special Eucalypts of Perth and the South-West. Perth: F&N Publications
  5. Powell, Robert (2009) Leaf and Branch: Trees and Tall Shrubs of Perth. (2nd ed) Perth: DEC
  6. Rippey & Rowland (1995) Plants of the Perth Coast and Islands. Perth: UWA Press
  7. Wrigley & Fagg (1998) Australian Native Plants: Propagation, Cultivation and use in Landscaping (4th ed.) Sydney: Reed New Holland


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