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Blue Mountains Wildflowers
Index to our collection
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which these plants grow - the Darug and Gundungurra people - and pay respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Waratah Waratah  (Telopea speciosissima)
The Blue Mountains National Park and surrounding reserves are a treasure trove of stunning wildflowers.

Gazetted in 1959, the Blue Mountains National Park covers 250,000 hectares and is located 60km from Sydney.

In November 2000, the Greater Blue Mountains (including the Blue Mountains National Park) was listed as a World Heritage Area. It covers an area of over one million hectares.

My area of interest is bounded by Capertee Valley in the north, Lake Burragorang in the south, the Nepean River in the east and Jenolan Caves in the west. Around 250,000 hectares.

Mapping this area against PlantNet provides a list of 2,400 native plant species/subspecies - 100 of which are threatened species. The area also contains 60 gazetted weeds.

These webpages provide a collection of wildflower images. Its purpose is to showcase the native plants and allow their identification. One can't help to look in awe at the intricate beauty provided by these macro images.

Our wildflowers webpages contain over 300 species. The species have been divided into six webpages based on botanical families - with the more dominant families enjoying their own webpage.

Sunshine Wattle Sunshine Wattle
Acacia terminalis subsp. aurea

Members of the Fabaceae family - wattles and peaflowers

Mountain Devil Mountain Devil
Lambertia formosa

Members of the Proteaceae family - banksias, grevilleas, geebungs and hakeas

Pink Swamp Heath Pink Swamp Heath
Sprengelia incarnata

Members of the Rutaceae and Ericaceae families and the Hibbertia genus - boronias, heaths and guinea flowers

Crimson Bottlebrush
Crimson Bottlebrush

Callistemon citrinus

Members of the Myrtaceae family - eucalypts, tea-trees and bottlebrushes

Spotted Sun Orchid Spotted Sun Orchid
Thelymitra ixioides var. ixioides

Members of the Asparagales Order - the Orchidaceae and Iridaceae families, and the former Liliaceae family

Pink Flannel Flower Pink Flannel Flower
Actinotus forsythii

The 180 flora families of the less dominant Blue Mountains species - flannel flowers, daisies, trigger-plants and violets.

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