The Commonwealth of Australia, together with our state and territories have
their own floral emblem. One of flowering plants often associated with Australia
is the 'wattle'. The largest genus of flowering plants, belonging to the species
Acacia, there are said to be some 1,380 species in the world, with 985 species
found in Australia.
Australia's national floral emblem is of course the
'golden wattle' from the species A. pycnantha (Binomial name Acacia
pycnantha Benth). Used in many designs and many awards in our honours system
- the single wattle flower is the emblem of the 'Order of Australia'.
Looking for Floral Emblem Contributions
We have listed here the floral emblem for each state and territory. AusEmade
welcomes contribution of images for your state or territory floral emblem. In
particular we are looking for the Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha),
Royal Blue (Wahlenbergia gloriosa),
Cooktown Orchid (Dendrobium phalaenopsis),
Tasmanian Blue Gum (Eucalpyptus globulus) and the
Red and Green Kangaroo Paw (Anigozanthos manglesii).
accept the image for publication, the image will include your name as the
copyright holder. Image file size will need to be at least 1 Mb in size and up
to 3 Mb only. If you have a slow internet connection it is advisable to send one
image per email. We can also download the image from your Facebook account, but
you will need to either Facebook
email us to let us know.
For more information on some of the beautiful floral to be seen
in Australia, check out our Flora
section. Over time we will be bringing more information and images of
Australia's wildflowers, including more images on the flora
to be found on the Australian emblems.
We have also included some great resources and links below about Australia's