Alice Springs Desert Park

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Set against the wonderful backdrop of the West MacDonnell Ranges and Mount Gillen, the Alice Springs Desert Park is packed full of examples of arid desert plant life, many of which form part of the Indigenous cornucopia of bush medicine and bush tucker.

Check back as we present to you some of our flora images from our many visits and interaction at the amazing Alice Springs Desert Park.

Bean Tree (Erythrina vespertilio), Alice Springs Desert Park
Batswing Coral Tree (Erythrina vespertilio)
Blue Mallee (Eucalyptus gamophylla)
Blue Mallee (Eucalyptus gamophylla)
Bush Banana on Minni Richi tree
Bush Banana (Marsdenia australis
Buttercup Pigweed (Portulaca intraterranea), Alice Springs Desert Park
Buttercup Pigweed (Portulaca intraterranea)
Dead Finish (Acacia tetragonophylla)
Dead Finish (Acacia tetragonophylla)
Desert Grevillea (Grevillea juncifolia), Alice Springs Desert Park
Desert Grevillea (Grevillea juncifolia)
Desert Oak (Allocasuarina decaisneana), Alice Springs Desert Park
Desert Oak (Allocasuarina decaisneana)
Desert Raisin (Solanum centrale), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Desert Raisin (Solanum centrale)
Field Lily (Crinum angustifolium)
Field Lily (Crinum angustifolium)
Georges Indigo (Indigofera georgei), Alice Springs Desert Park
Georges Indigo (Indigofera georgei)
Golden Everlasting (Xerochrysum bracteatum), Alice Springs Desert Park, NT
Golden Everlasting (Xerochrysum bracteatum)
Honey Grevillea (Grevillea eriostachya), Alice Springs Desert Park
Honey Grevillea (Grevillea eriostachya)
Kangaroo Grass (Themeda triandra), Alice Springs Desert Park
Kangaroo Grass (Themeda triandra)
Lamarchea sulcata, Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Lamarchea sulcata
Native Apricot (Pittosporum angustifolium)
Native Apricot (Pittosporum angustifolium)
Native Bluebells (Wahlenbergia queenslandica), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Native Bluebell (Wahlenbergia queenslandica)
Native Cotton Bush (Gossypium australe), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Native Cotton Bush (Gossypium australe)
Native Tobacco (Nicotiana megalosiphon subspecies sessilifolia), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Native Tobacco (Nicotiana megalosiphon subspecies sessilifolia)
Native Tomato (Solanum ellipticum), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Native Tomato (Solanum ellipticum)
Olearia ferresii, Alice Springs Desert Park, NT
Olearia ferresii
Parrot Pea (Crotalaria cunninghamii)
Parrot Pea (Crotalaria cunninghamii)
Pink Everlasting (Schoenia cassiniana), Alice Springs Desert Park
Pink Everlasting (Schoenia cassiniana)
Poached Egg Daisy (Polycalymma stuartii)
Poached Egg Daisy (Polycalymma stuartii)
Potato Vine (Ipomoea costata)
Potato Vine (Ipomoea costata)
Quandong (Santalum acuminatum), Alice Springs Desert Park
Quandong (Santalum acuminatum)
Rattlepod Grevillea (Grevillea stenobotrya), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Rattlepod Grevillea (Grevillea stenobotrya)
Red-bud Mallee (Eucalyptus pachyphylla), Alice Springs Desert Park, NT
Red-bud Mallee (Eucalyptus pachyphylla)
Red Mulga (Acacia cyperophylla), Alice Springs Desert Park
Red Mulga (Acacia cyperophylla)
Resurrection Fern (Cheilanthes lasiophylla)
Resurrection Fern (Cheilanthes lasiophylla)
Rough Halgania (Halgania cyanea), Alice Springs Desert Park, NT
Rough Halgania (Halgania cyanea)
Sandover Lily (Crinum flaccidum), Alice Springs Desert Park
Sandover Lily (Crinum flaccidum)
Silkyheads (Cymbopogon obtectus)
Silkyheads (Cymbopogon obtectus)
Small Yellow Button (Chrysocephalum apiculatum), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Small Yellow Button (Chrysocephalum apiculatum)
Spearwood (Pandorea doratoxylon), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Spearwood (Pandorea doratoxylon)
Sturt’s Desert Pea (Swainsona formosa)
Sturt’s Desert Pea (Swainsona formosa)
Waddy-wood (Acacia peuce), Alice Springs Desert Park
Waddy-wood (Acacia peuce)
Walukara (Hakea rhombales)
Walukara (Hakea rhombales)
Weeping Spinifex (Triodia brizoides), Alice Springs Desert Park, NT
Weeping Spinifex (Triodia brizoides)
White Spider Flower (Grevillea albiflora), Alice Springs Desert Park
White Spider Flower (Grevillea albiflora)
Wild Passionfruit (Capparis spinosa var. nummularia)
Wild Passionfruit (Capparis spinosa var. nummularia)
Wildflowers display at the Alice Springs Desert Park
Wildflowers Display

For more information on flora in Central Australia, check out the following:

Minnie Daisy (Minuria leptophylla), south of Alice Springs, NT
Minnie Daisy (Minuria leptophylla), south of Alice Springs, NT

ASDP FloraFlora Index Batswing Coral Tree Blue Mallee Bush Banana Buttercup Pigweed Dead Finish Desert Grevillea Desert Oak Desert Raisin Field Lily Georges Indigo Golden Everlasting Honey Grevillea Kangaroo Grass Lamarchea sulcata Native Apricot Native Bluebell Native Cotton Bush Native Tomato Nicotiana megalosiphon subsp sessilifolia Olearia ferresii Parrot Pea Pink Everlasting Poached Egg Daisy Potato Vine Quandong Rattlepod Grevillea Red-bud Mallee Red Mulga Resurrection Fern Rough Halgania Sandover Lily Silkyheads Small Yellow Button (Chrysocephalum apiculatum) Spearwood Bush Sturt’s Desert Pea Waddy-wood Walukara Weeping Spinifex White Spider Flower Wild Passionfruit Wildflower Display

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