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Lane Cove National Park Wildflowers
Index to our collection
Sydney Flannel Flower
The Lane Cove National Park is only 10km north-west of Sydney and covers 600ha. It was Gazetted as a National Park in 1938.
Although its waterways and the edges of the park are being encroached by weeds, it remains an incredible source of wildflowers - many of which are unique to the Sydney Basin.
There's an estimated 550 native flora species recorded in the Park. Our website has a third of those.
The National Parks and Wildlife website provides details of the Park.
We are indebted to -
- Les Robinson's Field Guide To the Native Plants of Sydney (Kangaroo Press, 2003), and
- Royal Botanic Gardens' PlantNET website.
These reference sources have greatly assisted in identifying the Park's wildflowers.
Our wildflowers webpages contain over 200 species. The species have been divided into 5 webpages based on botanical families, plus a webpage dedicated to introduced plants (weeds).
Sydney Green Wattle
wattles, eucalypts, tea-trees
Families Mimosaceae and Myrtaceae
Red Spider Flower
Banksias, Grevilleas, Geebungs & Hakeas
NSW Coral Heath
Boronias, Guinea Flowers & Heaths
Families Rutaceae, Dilleniaceae & Epacridaceae
Purple Coral Pea
Pea Flowers, Orchids, Lillies & Irises
Families Fabaceae, Orchidaceae, Liliaceae & Iridaceaee
- but certainly not lesser.
Representing over 100 families.