Alice Springs FloraFlora Index Acacia ligulata Annual Yellowtop Bougainvillea Apple Bush Burdekin Plum Carob Tree (Ceratonia siliqa) Cattle Bush Desert Cotton (Aerva javanica) Desert Oak Eremophila Wildberry Feijoa sellowiana Flannel Cudweed Fork-leaf Corkwood Ghost Gum Golden Everlasting Kurrajong Lemon-flowered Gum MacDonnell’s Desert Fuchsia Native Bluebell Native Tomato Needlewood Olive Tree Perennial Yellow Top Rat’s Tail River Red Gum Inland River Red Gum Rosy Dock Round-leaved Mallee Scurvy Grass Silky Eremophila Stemodia viscosa Striped Mintbush Sturt’s Desert Pea Sturt’s Desert Rose Tangled Leschenaultia Tar Vine Weeping Bottlebrush White Cedar Yellow Billybutton Yellow-keeled Swainsona Yellow Oleander

Alice Springs and Central Australia is home to a wonderful range of endemic plants. Also seen around the streetscape of Alice Springs, urban gardens, botanic garden, parks and reserves are introduced plants, some of which are depicted here.

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Acacia ligulata, Alice Springs NT
Acacia ligulata
Annual Yellowtop (Senecio gregorii), Alice Springs NT
Annual Yellowtop (Senecio gregorii)
Ashby's banksia (Banksia ashbyi)
Ashby’s banksia (Banksia ashbyi)
Apple Bush (Pterocaulon sphacelatum), Olive Pink Botanic Garden, Alice Springs NT
Apple Bush (Pterocaulon sphacelatum)
Bougainvilleas (genus Bougainvillea), Alice Springs NT
Bougainvilleas (genus Bougainvillea)
Burdekin Plum (Pleiogynium timorense), Alice Springs NT
Burdekin Plum (Pleiogynium timorense)
Female flower of the Carob Tree (Ceratonia siliqa), Alice Springs NT
Female flower of the Carob Tree (Ceratonia siliqa)
Cattlebush (Trichodesma zeylanicum), Alice Springs NT
Cattlebush (Trichodesma zeylanicum)
Kapok Bush (Aerva javanica), Alice Springs NT
Desert Cotton / Kapok Bush (Aerva javanica)
Desert Oak (Allocasuarina decaisneana), Alice Springs Desert Park
Desert Oak (Allocasuarina decaisneana)
Wildberry (Eremophila alternifolia x maculata), Alice Springs NT
Eremophila alternifolia x maculata (Wildberry)
Pineapple Guava (Feijoa sellowiana)
Feijoa sellowiana (Pineapple Guava)
Flannel Cudweed (Actinobole uliginosum), Alice Springs NT
Flannel Cudweed (Actinobole uliginosum)
Fork-leaf Corkwood (Hakea divaricata), Alice Springs NT
Fork-leaf Corkwood (Hakea divaricata)
Ghost Gum (Corymbia aparrerinja), Alice Springs NT
Ghost Gum (Corymbia aparrerinja)
Golden Everlasting (Xerochrysum bracteatum), Alice Springs Desert Park, NT
Golden Everlasting (Xerochrysum bracteatum)
Kurrajong (Brachychiton populneus), Alice Springs NT
Kurrajong (Brachychiton populneus)
Lemon-flowered Gum (Eucalyptus woodwardii), Alice Springs NT
Lemon-flowered Gum (Eucalyptus woodwardii)
MacDonnell's Desert Fuchsia (Eremophila macdonnellii), Alice Springs NT
MacDonnell’s Desert Fuchsia (Eremophila macdonnellii)
Native Bluebells (Wahlenbergia queenslandica), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Native Bluebells (Wahlenbergia queenslandica)
Bush Tomato (Solanum ellipticum)
Native Tomato (Solanum ellipticum)
Needlewood (Hakea leucoptera), Alice Springs NT
Needlewood (Hakea leucoptera)
Olive Tree (Olea europaea), Alice Springs NT
Olive Tree (Olea europaea)
Perennial Yellow Top (Senecio magnificus), Alice Springs NT
Perennial Yellow Top (Senecio magnificus)

This section is a work in progress, check back as we add more…


  • Scientific Classification
    Kingdom: Plantae

    — see the main Flora section for more information on scientific classification.

Alice Springs FloraFlora Index Acacia ligulata Annual Yellowtop Bougainvillea Apple Bush Burdekin Plum Carob Tree (Ceratonia siliqa) Cattle Bush Desert Cotton (Aerva javanica) Desert Oak Eremophila Wildberry Feijoa sellowiana Flannel Cudweed Fork-leaf Corkwood Ghost Gum Golden Everlasting Kurrajong Lemon-flowered Gum MacDonnell’s Desert Fuchsia Native Bluebell Native Tomato Needlewood Olive Tree Perennial Yellow Top Rat’s Tail River Red Gum Inland River Red Gum Rosy Dock Round-leaved Mallee Scurvy Grass Silky Eremophila Stemodia viscosa Striped Mintbush Sturt’s Desert Pea Sturt’s Desert Rose Tangled Leschenaultia Tar Vine Weeping Bottlebrush White Cedar Yellow Billybutton Yellow-keeled Swainsona Yellow Oleander

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