Alice Springs Flora •

Alice Springs FloraAnnual Yellowtop Acacia ligulata Apple Bush Bougainvillea 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

The Tangled Leschenaultia (Lechenaultia divaricata) is considered common around Alice Springs, especially along roadsides. They can often be seen growing along the Larapinta Drive.

Tangled Leschenaultia (Lechenaultia divaricata), Alice Springs NT
Tangled Leschenaultia (Lechenaultia divaricata), Alice Springs NT

A tangled looking small shrub that belongs to the family Goodeniaceae, it is endemic to the arid and semi-arid areas of Central Australia.

Tangled Leschenaultia (Lechenaultia divaricata), Alice Springs NT
Tangled Leschenaultia (Lechenaultia divaricata), Alice Springs NT
Tangled Leschenaultia (Lechenaultia divaricata), Alice Springs NT
Tangled Leschenaultia (Lechenaultia divaricata), Alice Springs NT
Tangled Leschenaultia (Lechenaultia divaricata), Alice Springs NT
Tangled Leschenaultia (Lechenaultia divaricata), Alice Springs NT
Tangled Leschenaultia (Lechenaultia divaricata), Alice Springs NT
Tangled Leschenaultia (Lechenaultia divaricata), Alice Springs NT
Tangled Leschenaultia (Lechenaultia divaricata), Alice Springs NT
Tangled Leschenaultia (Lechenaultia divaricata), Alice Springs NT
Tangled Leschenaultia (Lechenaultia divaricata), Alice Springs NT
Tangled Leschenaultia (Lechenaultia divaricata), Alice Springs NT
Tangled Leschenaultia (Lechenaultia divaricata), Alice Springs NT
Tangled Leschenaultia (Lechenaultia divaricata), Alice Springs NT

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Plantae
  • Phylum: Charophyta
  • Class: Equisetopsida
  • Subclass: Magnoliidae
  • Superorder: Asteranae
  • Order: Asterales
  • Family: Goodeniaceae
  • Genus: Lechenaultia
  • Species: Lechenaultia divaricata

Alice Springs FloraAnnual Yellowtop Acacia ligulata Apple Bush Bougainvillea 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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