Plants

Australian plant resources

 

1. Books

A Field Guide to Central Australia

A Field Guide to Central Australia

A Field Guide to Central Australia is an illustrated guide to the landscape, plants and animals seen along the main tourist routes of central Australia. It covers the area around Alice Springs, west to Kings Canyon, and south to Uluru and the Simpson Desert ...
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A Field Guide to the Eremophilas of Western Australia

A Field Guide to the Eremophilas of Western Australia

A Field Guide to the Eremophilas of Western Australia covers 186 formally described and named species of Eremophila that occur naturally in Western Australia. It also provides descriptions of 24 Eremophila species that have not yet been formally named. For each plant the authors provide excellent photographs and a species distribution map for Western Australia ...
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A Field Guide to the Grampians Flora

A Field Guide to the Grampians Flora

A Field Guide to the Grampians Flora describes the most common trees, shrubs, climbers, lilies, grasses, orchids, and fern and fern allies in the Grampians or Gariwerd ...
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A Guide to Flowers and Plants of Tasmania

A Guide to Flowers and Plants of Tasmania

A Guide to Flowers and Plants of Tasmania is a field guide to common plant species in Tasmania. This is an invaluable companion and reference for bushwalkers, tourists and all those interested in the Tasmanian countryside. Now in its 4th edition, A Guide to Flowers and Plants of Tasmania, has been extensively revised ...
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A Guide to Plants of Inland Australia

A Guide to Plants of Inland Australia

Covers the major plants of three-quarters of the continent of Australia. This book features 800 species that are well-known, and can be easily seen throughout inland Australia ...
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A Natural History and Field Guide to Australia's Top End

A Natural History and Field Guide to Australia’s Top End

A Natural History and Field Guide to Australia's Top End is an illustrated field guide to the top end of the Northern Territory. It describes the main habitats and commonly seen animals and plants in these ecosystems and contains many photographs. This is an excellent guide for naturalists who are visiting Australia's tropical north ...
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Adnyamathanha and Beyond

Adnyamathanha and Beyond

Adnyamathanha and Beyond: useful plants of an ancient land is about plants in the Flinders Ranges that are significant to the Adnyamathanha Aboriginal people in South Australia. These are the plants that have provided the Adnyamathanha people with plentiful food, medicine, craft and hardware supplies for thousands of years ...
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Australian Marine Life (2009 edition)

Australian Marine Life The plants and animals of temperate waters

Australian Marine Life describes 1450 of the most commonly seen plants and animals of the temperate marine waters of Australia ...
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Australian native plants (6th edition)

Australian Native Plants — Cultivation, use in landscaping and propagation

This sixth edition of Australian Native Plants describes more than 1500 Australian native plants for the garden and is suitable for gardeners around Australia ...
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Australian Native Plants: Cultivation and Uses in the Health and Food Industries

Australian Native Plants: Cultivation and Uses in the Health and Food Industries

Australian Native Plants: Cultivation and Uses in the Health and Food Industries gives an overview of native food crops commercially grown in Australia. These include: Anise Myrtle, Bush Tomato, Desert Raisin, Davidson s Plum, Desert Limes, Australian Finger Lime, Kakadu Plum, Lemon Aspen, Lemon Myrtle, Muntries, Native Pepper, Quandong, Riberry, and Wattle Seed ...
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Australian plants for Canberra region gardens

Australian Plants for Canberra Region Gardens

Australian Plants for Canberra Region Gardens is a gardening book that overflows with colour! It describes and illustrates 934 plants suitable for Canberra ...
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Birdscaping Australian Gardens

Birdscaping Australian Gardens Using native plants to attract birds to your garden

Birdscaping Australian Gardens helps you identify the most common Australian garden birds and choose native plants that will attract these birds to your backyard ...
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Bushfires & Bushtucker

Bushfires & Bushtucker

Bushfires & Bushtucker: Aboriginal plant use in Central Australia is a comprehensive survey of desert plants and plant use in Central Australia (Northern Territory). The Pitjantjatjara, Warlpiri, Arrente, Pintupi and many other Central Australian Aboriginal peoples have shared their knowledge with lifelong Centralian Peter Latz to produce this lively and accessible book ...
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Edible wattle seeds of southern Australia

Edible Wattle Seeds of Southern Australia

Edible Wattle Seeds of Southern Australia identifies 47 Acacia species that have potential for cultivation in the southern semi-arid region of Australia as a source of seed for human consumption ...
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Eremophila and Allied Genera

Eremophila and Allied Genera

Eremophila and Allied Genera presents a treatment of species in the Myoporaceae plant family. It provides detailed plant descriptions, as well as analytical drawings, notes on distribution, ecology, conservation status and relationships ...
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Field Guide to Plants of the Molonglo Valley

Field Guide to Plants of the Molonglo Valley Natural Temperate Grassland, Box-Gum Woodland, Riparian Vegetation

Field Guide to Plants of the Molonglo Valley describes 394 native and exotic species from the Molonglo Valley of the Australian Capital Territory ...
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Plants of Outback South Australia

Field Guide to the Plants of Outback South Australia

A field guide to the more common plants of outback South Australia with maps and colour photographs ...
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Field Guide to Useful Native Plants from Temperate Australia

Field Guide to Useful Native Plants from Temperate Australia

The Field Guide to Useful Native Plants from Temperate Australia has detailed descriptions of over 150 useful plants from Australia's temperate region. More than 600 colour photographs and drawings illustrate the plant descriptions. It contains information on a wide range of uses, such as food, fibre and medicines (including notes on preparation) ...
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Flora of New South Wales

Flora of New South Wales

Flora of New South Wales is a major four-part work describing the naturally occurring and naturalised plants in New South Wales (including the ACT) ...
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Flora of the Sydney Region

Flora of the Sydney Region

Flora of the Sydney Region is a plant identification guide to over 3000 indigenous or naturalised species in the area from Newcastle to Nowra, and west to Lithgow ...
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Flora of Victoria

Flora of Victoria

The Flora of Victoria is a four-volume reference work covering the flowering plants, conifers, and ferns and allied plants that occur in Victoria ...
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Flowers of the Australian Capital Territory and Region

Flowers of the Australian Capital Territory and Region

Flowers of the Australian Capital Territory and Region is a field guide to native and introduced plants of this region. Each plant is illustrated with a colour photograph ...
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Flowers of the South Coast and Ranges of New South Wales-vol1

Flowers of the South Coast and Ranges of New South Wales

Flowers of the South Coast and Ranges of New South Wales is a three-part set of books that contain colour photographs of native and introduced plants ...
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Jawoyn Plants and Animals

Jawoyn Plants and Animals

Jawoyn Plants and Animals records the traditional aboriginal Jawoyn names and uses of almost 600 plants and animals found on Jawoyn country (Nitmiluk National Park and the Katherine area, Northern Territory) ...
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Kosciusko Alpine Flora

Kosciusko Alpine Flora

Kosciusko Alpine Flora is a comprehensive account of the Kosciusko environment and its alpine plants ...
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Native Plants of Northern Australia

Native Plants of Northern Australia

Native Plants of Northern Australia presents a comprehensive coverage of the trees and shrubs of the top end of the Northern Territory ...
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Native Plants of the Sydney Region

Native Plants of the Sydney Region

Native Plants of the Sydney Region is a field guide of the native plants found from Newcastle to Nowra. It contains 1400 great colour photographs ...
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Native trees and shrubs of south-eastern Australia Covering areas of New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia

Native Trees and Shrubs of South-eastern Australia

Native Trees and Shrubs of South-eastern Australia is one of the best illustrated tools for field identification of trees and shrubs. It covers areas of New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia ...
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Ngunnawal Plant Use

Ngunnawal Plant Use

Ngunnawal Plant Use is a traditional aboriginal plant use guide for the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) region. It describes and illustrates 69 plant species, including their Ngunnawal use, distribution, and method of propagation ...
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Ocean Shores to Desert Dunes

Ocean Shores to Desert Dunes The native vegetation of New South Wales and the ACT

Ocean Shores to Desert Dunes describes 99 vegetation types in NSW and the ACT. Each includes an indicative species list, a location map and photographs ...
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Pasture Plants of North-west Queensland

Pasture Plants of North-west Queensland

Pasture Plants of North-west Queensland is one of a two-book set on the flora of north-west Queensland. It is supported by hundreds of photographs for easy identification in the field ...
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Plant Life of Western Australia

Plant Life of Western Australia

Plant Life of Western Australia is an interpretation for the general reader of the Vegetation Survey of WA done from 1964 to 1984 by Dr Beard. It was first published in 1990. This new edition has been revised by Alex George. The book makes maximum use of colour illustrations ...
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Plants of Central Queensland

Plants of Central Queensland

Plants of Central Queensland describes and illustrates 240 plants of central Queensland so that they can be readily identified in the field ...
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Rainforest climbing plants

Rainforest Climbing Plants

Rainforest Climbing Plants is a plant identification book for the botanically minded naturalist to identify rainforest climbing plants in Victoria, NSW and subtropical Queensland ...
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Rainforest Restoration Manual for South-eastern Australia

Rainforest Restoration Manual for South-eastern Australia

Rainforest Restoration Manual for South-Eastern Australia is a guide to the recovery and restoration of subtropical, warm temperate, cool temperate, gallery, dry, dry gully and littoral rainforests from south-eastern Queensland to Tasmania ...
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Rainforest Trees and Shrubs

Rainforest Trees and Shrubs

An identification guide to rainforest trees and shrubs from Victoria, New South Wales and subtropical Queensland using vegetative features ...
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The Grampians in Flower

The Grampians in Flower

The Grampians in Flower is a pictorial introduction to 400 flowering plants of the Grampians region and surrounding area in central western Victoria ...
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The People of Gariwerd

The People of Gariwerd

The People of Gariwerd — the Grampians' aboriginal heritage tells how Aboriginal people have maintained an intense and unbroken relationship with the peaks and plains of Gariwerd since the last Ice Age to the present day ...
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Trees and Shrubs of North-west Queensland

Trees and Shrubs of North-west Queensland

Trees and Shrubs of North-west Queensland is one of a two-book set on the flora of north-west Queensland. The plant descriptions are supported by many photographs for easy identification in the field ...
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Wild Plants of Greater Brisbane

Wild Plants of Greater Brisbane

Brisbane and the surrounding region is one of the greenest urban environments in the world. About 2800 species of wild plants survive and mostly flourish in this region. Wild Plants of Greater Brisbane is a field guide to more than 500 species of Brisbane's most familiar wild plants. It describes and illustrates these species, and contains more than 1100 excellent colour photographs ...
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Wildflowers & Plants of Inland Australia

Wildflowers & Plants of Inland Australia

Anne Urban's Wildflowers and Plants of Inland Australia is a comprehensive field guide about plants of inland Australia. It covers the area between latitudes 20°S and 26°S of the Northern Territory. Each plant description is illustrated with one or more colour photographs ...
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2. Websites

Atlas of Living Australia

Atlas of Living Australia

The Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) is a collaborative, national project that aggregates biodiversity data from multiple sources ...
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Census of the Flora of the Australian Capital Territory

Census of the Flora of the Australian Capital Territory

Census of the flora of the ACT lists the scientific names of native and naturalised plants, fungi, lichens, hornworts, liverworts, mosses and slime moulds ...
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eFlora — Vascular Plants of the Sydney Region

eFlora — Vascular Plants of the Sydney Region

eFlora Sydney — Vascular Plants of the Sydney Region is an interactive, dichotomous key to all species of vascular plants in the Sydney region. The identification keys, plant descriptions and botanical glossary have been adapted from the 5th edition of the Flora of the Sydney Region (Pellow, Henwood and Carolin 2009) ...
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eFloraSA Electronic Flora of South Australia

eFloraSA — Electronic Flora of South Australia

The Electronic Flora of South Australia aims to provide a comprehensive online account of the plants of South Australia. The website includes several components: the Plant Distribution Mapper, the Census of South Australian Plants, Algae and Fungi, plant fact sheets (based on the 1986 edition of the Flora of South Australia), and plant identification tools ...
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Flora of Australia online

Flora of Australia online

The Flora of Australia online, based on the published Flora of Australia, lists the names, characteristics, distribution and habitat of Australian plants ...
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FloraBase, The Western Australian Flora

FloraBase — The Western Australian Flora

FloraBase is a public access web-based database of the flora of Western Australia. It provides authoritative scientific information on 12,978 taxa, including descriptions, maps, images, conservation status and nomenclatural details ...
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FloraNT Northern Territory Flora Online

FloraNT — Northern Territory Flora Online

FloraNT — Northern Territory Flora Online is the primary online resource for information on the Northern Territory’s flora. Images and distributions maps, species checklists, flora descriptions, conservation and weed status, ecological attributes, and ethno-botanical information are all available ...
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Honkey Nuts website

Honkey Nuts

The Honkey Nuts website displays images and information about native trees and shrubs in the Perth region of Western Australia ...
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New South Wales Flora online

New South Wales Flora online

Data on the NSW Flora online website are derived from the printed Flora of New South Wales, augmented with data from electronic sources maintained by the National Herbarium of New South Wales. The website contains plant descriptions, an index, and identification keys to families, genera and species ...
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Plants and Fungi of South Western New South Wales

Plants and Fungi of South Western New South Wales

The Plants and Fungi of South Western New South Wales app describes 1100 plants in South Western NSW and includes a tool to identify plants: a great way to learn! ...
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Plants of South Eastern New South Wales

Plants of South Eastern New South Wales

The Plants of South Eastern New South Wales app describes 3900 plants in South Eastern NSW and includes a tool to identify plants: a great way to learn! ...
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plants of the pinnacle nature reserve

Plants of the The Pinnacle Nature Reserve Australian Capital Territory

This webpage lists plants identified in The Pinnacle Nature Reserve in Canberra. It also has photographs for some of the plants ...
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Trees and Shrubs of Black Mtn, Mt Ainslie and Mt Majura based on Vegetative Characters

Trees and shrubs of Black Mountain, Mount Ainslie and Mount Majura A key based on vegetative characteristics

This is a plant identification key for trees and shrubs in the ACT reserves of Black Mountain, Mount Ainslie and Mount Majura. The key is based on vegetative characteristics (non flowering or fruiting characteristics) ...
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VicFlora Flora of Victoria

VicFlora

VicFlora is a comprehensive and current guide to the wild plants of Victoria. It includes plant profiles, identification tools and many illustrations ...
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Wattle Acacias of Australia 3

WATTLE Acacias of Australia 3

WATTLE Acacias of Australia 2.2 is an online database to identify wattles (Acacia) species in Australia. It contains all known species that have been described to date (2018). This is a great tool, but requires botanical knowledge and knowledge of the database, Lucid key, functionality. It is available free online ...
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Wildflowers of the Darwin Region

Wildflowers of the Darwin region

The Wildflowers of the Darwin region website shows many plant photographs of the local flora around Darwin. Flowers are organised by colour ...
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3. Apps

Plants and Fungi of South Western New South Wales

Plants and Fungi of South Western New South Wales

The Plants and Fungi of South Western New South Wales app describes 1100 plants in South Western NSW and includes a tool to identify plants: a great way to learn! ...
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Plants of South Eastern New South Wales

Plants of South Eastern New South Wales

The Plants of South Eastern New South Wales app describes 3900 plants in South Eastern NSW and includes a tool to identify plants: a great way to learn! ...
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Rainforest Plants Australia

Rainforest Plants of Australia

Rainforest Plants of Australia is an interactive identification key and information software package. It includes species descriptions and feature information to identify over 1100 species of rainforest trees, shrubs and climbing plants of mainland eastern Australia. These species may occur in a variety of rainforests from Rockhampton, in Queensland, to Victoria ...
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