flora in Tasmania

Flora in Tasmania

Tasmania is home to almost 1,890 known native plant species; 527 of which are endemic to Tasmania (Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment). Tasmania’s island climate, geographic isolation from mainland Australia and varied habitats has resulted in a diverse and unique array of plant species, many of ancient origin – relics from long ago when the island was part of a larger landmass known as Gondwana.

Coprosma quadrifida

Coprosma quadrifida

Cryptostylis subulata

Cryptostylis subulata

Ewartia planchonii

Ewartia planchonii

Euphrasia hookeri

Euphrasia hookeri

Schizacme archeri

Schizacme archeri

Pterygopappus lawrencei

Pterygopappus lawrencei

Dracophyllum minimum

Dracophyllum minimum

Ranunculus amphitrichus

Ranunculus amphitrichus

Leptorhynchos nitidulus

Leptorhynchos nitidulus

Poranthera microphylla

Poranthera microphylla

Podocarpus lawrencei

Podocarpus lawrencei

Mountain Milkwort

Mountain Milkwort

Gahnia trifida

Gahnia trifida

Hydrocotyle pterocarpa

Hydrocotyle pterocarpa

Centella cordifolia

Centella cordifolia

Arthropodium milleflorum

Arthropodium milleflorum

Pimelea drupacea

Pimelea drupacea

Euphorbia paralias

Euphorbia paralias

Oxalis magellanica

Oxalis magellanica

Alpine swampheath

Alpine swampheath

Mazus pumilio

Mazus pumilio

Sea-celery

Sea-celery

Sweet Melilot

Sweet Melilot

Sprengelia incarnata

Sprengelia incarnata

Myoporum insulare

Myoporum insulare

Pimelea humilis

Pimelea humilis

Clematis aristata

Clematis aristata

Woodland Buttercup

Woodland Buttercup

Clematis vitalba

Clematis vitalba

Spyridium obovatum

Spyridium obovatum

Spreading Wattle

Spreading Wattle

Tassel Rope-rush

Tassel Rope-rush

Ploughshare Wattle

Ploughshare Wattle

Atherosperma moschatum

Atherosperma moschatum

Cotula coronopifolius

Cotula coronopifolius

Eucalyptus risdonii

Eucalyptus risdonii

Spyridium ulicinum

Spyridium ulicinum

Yellow Bottlebrush

Yellow Bottlebrush

Spur Velleia

Spur Velleia

Trailing Native Primrose

Trailing Native Primrose

Orites diversifolius

Orites diversifolius

Mountain Correa

Mountain Correa

Crimson Flannelflower

Crimson Flannelflower

Calorophus elongatus

Calorophus elongatus

Leptomeria drupacea

Leptomeria drupacea

Baeckea gunniana

Baeckea gunniana

Carpha alpina

Carpha alpina

Boronia citriodora

Boronia citriodora

Drooping Pine

Drooping Pine

Cheshunt Pine

Cheshunt Pine

Creeping Pine

Creeping Pine

Richea gunnii

Richea gunnii

Ozothamnus rodwayi

Ozothamnus rodwayi

Pentachondra involucrata

Pentachondra involucrata

Golden Heath

Golden Heath

Monotoca submutica

Monotoca submutica

Pandani

Pandani

Green Midge Orchid

Green Midge Orchid

Bearded Midge Orchid

Bearded Midge Orchid

Persoonia gunnii

Persoonia gunnii

Green Mountain-lily

Green Mountain-lily

Blue-spike Milkwort

Blue-spike Milkwort

Celery Top Pine

Celery Top Pine

Huon Pine

Huon Pine

Cutting Grass

Cutting Grass

Limosella australis

Limosella australis

Lesser Sea Spurrey

Lesser Sea Spurrey

Muskflower

Muskflower

Gymnoschoenus sphaerocephalus

Gymnoschoenus sphaerocephalus

Creeping Raspwort

Creeping Raspwort

Angled Lobelia

Angled Lobelia

Ozothamnus thyrsoideus

Ozothamnus thyrsoideus

Brachyscome radicans

Brachyscome radicans

Wild Rose

Wild Rose

Poison Lobelia

Poison Lobelia

Bird’s Foot Trefoil

Bird’s Foot Trefoil

Gastrodia procera

Gastrodia procera

Horse-shoe Leek-Orchid

Horse-shoe Leek-Orchid

Blue-tongue Greenhood

Blue-tongue Greenhood

Dipodeum roseum

Dipodeum roseum

Pterostylis squamata

Pterostylis squamata

Common Centaury

Common Centaury

Scarlet Pimpernel

Scarlet Pimpernel

Ozothamnus ledifolius

Ozothamnus ledifolius

Hairy Pinkbells

Hairy Pinkbells

Boronia pilosa

Boronia pilosa

Plain Sun Orchid

Plain Sun Orchid

Leptospermum glaucescens

Leptospermum glaucescens

Rigid Bushpea

Rigid Bushpea

Yellow Spiky Bitterpea

Yellow Spiky Bitterpea

Woolly New Holland daisy

Woolly New Holland daisy

Sharp Stonecrop

Sharp Stonecrop

Westringia rigida

Westringia rigida

Robust Willow Herb

Robust Willow Herb

Arrow Flatpea

Arrow Flatpea

Broadleaf Prickly Moses

Broadleaf Prickly Moses

Silver Banksia

Silver Banksia

Olearia viscosa

Olearia viscosa

Large Dodderlaurel

Large Dodderlaurel

Epacris obtusifolia

Epacris obtusifolia

Saltspray Plantain

Saltspray Plantain

Eastern Globepea

Eastern Globepea

Linum cartharticum

Linum cartharticum

Ozothamnus reticulatus

Ozothamnus reticulatus

Creeping Bossia

Creeping Bossia

Heartleaf Bushpea

Heartleaf Bushpea

Tall Bluebell

Tall Bluebell

Naked Bluebell

Naked Bluebell

Epacris marginata

Epacris marginata

Veined Sun Orchid

Veined Sun Orchid

Pale Beard Orchid

Pale Beard Orchid

Catchfly

Catchfly

Prickly Geebung

Prickly Geebung

Slender Speedwell

Slender Speedwell

Cenarrhenes nitida

Cenarrhenes nitida

Creeping Monkeyflower

Creeping Monkeyflower

Summer Fingers

Summer Fingers

Caladenia helvina

Caladenia helvina

Rough Greenhood

Rough Greenhood

Elfin Midge Orchid

Elfin Midge Orchid

Leptospermum riparium

Leptospermum riparium

Fairy Caladenia

Fairy Caladenia

Green-comb Spider Orchid

Green-comb Spider Orchid

Tufted Lily

Tufted Lily

Vicia hirsuta

Vicia hirsuta

Dianella brevicaulis

Dianella brevicaulis

Native Flax

Native Flax

Coast Houndstongue

Coast Houndstongue

Sweet Houndstongue

Sweet Houndstongue

Beech Orchid

Beech Orchid

Olearia argophylla

Olearia argophylla

Striped Sun-orchid

Striped Sun-orchid

Spotted Sun-orchid

Spotted Sun-orchid

Rhytidosporum procumbens

Rhytidosporum procumbens

Salsify

Salsify

Caladenia atrata

Caladenia atrata

Prickly beauty

Prickly beauty

Swamp bushpea

Swamp bushpea

Golden bushpea

Golden bushpea

Philotheca verrucosa

Philotheca verrucosa

Daddy Long-legs

Daddy Long-legs

Tall Bird Orchid

Tall Bird Orchid

Bearded Greenhood

Bearded Greenhood

Trim Leek Orchid

Trim Leek Orchid

Prasophyllum brevilabre

Prasophyllum brevilabre

Brown Beaks

Brown Beaks

Golden Moth Orchid

Golden Moth Orchid

Drosera pygmaea

Drosera pygmaea

Hakea epiglottis

Hakea epiglottis

Tasmannia lanceolata

Tasmannia lanceolata

Tetracarpaea tasmanica

Tetracarpaea tasmanica

Richea sprengelioides

Richea sprengelioides

Richea acerosa

Richea acerosa

Pink swampheath

Pink swampheath

Blue lovecreeper

Blue lovecreeper

Blackwood

Blackwood

Arching wattle

Arching wattle

Wurmbea dioica

Wurmbea dioica

Clubbed Spider Orchid

Clubbed Spider Orchid

Blue Fairy Orchid

Blue Fairy Orchid

Fawn Spider Orchid

Fawn Spider Orchid

Leopard Orchid

Leopard Orchid

Golden wattle

Golden wattle

Prickly moses

Prickly moses

Sunshine wattle

Sunshine wattle

Bellis perennis

Bellis perennis

Whitlow grass

Whitlow grass

Tailed Spider Orchid

Tailed Spider Orchid

Helicopter bush

Helicopter bush

Mountain Native-cherry

Mountain Native-cherry

Carpet Frilly Heath

Carpet Frilly Heath

Brown-lip Greenhood

Brown-lip Greenhood

Small Helmet Orchid

Small Helmet Orchid

Trim Greenhood

Trim Greenhood

Slaty Helmet Orchid

Slaty Helmet Orchid

Small Gnat Orchid

Small Gnat Orchid

Large Gnat Orchid

Large Gnat Orchid

Stately Helmet Orchid

Stately Helmet Orchid

Green-lip Greenhood

Green-lip Greenhood

Small Mosquito Orchid

Small Mosquito Orchid

Striped Greenhood

Striped Greenhood

Scaly Everlastingbush

Scaly Everlastingbush

Spreading Cheeseberry

Spreading Cheeseberry

Fagus

Fagus

Pencil Pine

Pencil Pine

Tiny Greenhood

Tiny Greenhood

Autumn Bird Orchid

Autumn Bird Orchid

Tasmanian Midge Orchid

Tasmanian Midge Orchid

Thymeleaf purpleberry

Thymeleaf purpleberry

Tasmanian Bladderwort

Tasmanian Bladderwort

Mountain Bluebell

Mountain Bluebell

Clustered Everlasting

Clustered Everlasting

Humble Snow Gentian

Humble Snow Gentian

Button-leaf Everlastingbush

Button-leaf Everlastingbush

Manuka

Manuka

Summer Greenhood

Summer Greenhood

Creeping Brookweed

Creeping Brookweed

Shiny Swampmat

Shiny Swampmat

Palefruit Native Cherry

Palefruit Native Cherry

Prickly Box

Prickly Box

Sticky Everlasting

Sticky Everlasting

Hop Wattle

Hop Wattle

Common billybuttons

Common billybuttons

Alpine Sundew

Alpine Sundew

Fairy’s Aprons

Fairy’s Aprons

Scoparia

Scoparia

Forstera bellidifolia

Forstera bellidifolia

Forest Starwort

Forest Starwort

Geebung Daisybush

Geebung Daisybush

Ranunculus scapiger

Ranunculus scapiger

Little Duck Orchid

Little Duck Orchid

Revolute Orites

Revolute Orites

Alpine Raspberry

Alpine Raspberry

Purple Bearded Orchid

Purple Bearded Orchid

Twining Fringelily

Twining Fringelily

Twiggy Waxflower

Twiggy Waxflower

Guitar Plant

Guitar Plant

Narrowleaf Westringia

Narrowleaf Westringia

Heartberry

Heartberry

Coast Beardheath

Coast Beardheath

Mountain Currant

Mountain Currant

Common Correa

Common Correa

African Boxthorn

African Boxthorn

Blue Daisy

Blue Daisy

Mountain Teatree

Mountain Teatree

Dracophyllum cf milliganii

Dracophyllum cf milliganii

Mountain Guitarplant

Mountain Guitarplant

Hybrid candleheath

Hybrid candleheath

Eucalyptus coccifera

Eucalyptus coccifera

Eucalyptus vernicosa

Eucalyptus vernicosa

Alpine Sundew

Alpine Sundew

Euphrasia gibbsiae

Euphrasia gibbsiae

Gentian

Gentian

Mountain Celery

Mountain Celery

Senecio pectinatus

Senecio pectinatus

Senecio leptocarpus

Senecio leptocarpus

Alpine Daisy

Alpine Daisy

Pineapple Grass

Pineapple Grass

Native Orache

Native Orache

Marsh Saltbush

Marsh Saltbush

Woolly Teatree

Woolly Teatree

Native Cherry

Native Cherry

Pink Autumn Orchid

Pink Autumn Orchid

Southern Storksbill

Southern Storksbill

Smooth Riceflower

Smooth Riceflower

Round-leaved Pigface

Round-leaved Pigface

Pigface

Pigface

Grey Saltbush

Grey Saltbush

White Correa

White Correa

Coastal Wattle

Coastal Wattle

Club Rush

Club Rush

Australian Saltgrass

Australian Saltgrass

American Sea Rocket

American Sea Rocket

Southern Seablite

Southern Seablite

Coast Swordgrass

Coast Swordgrass

Hairy Spinifex

Hairy Spinifex

Prickly Spear Grass

Prickly Spear Grass

Bulbine Lily

Bulbine Lily

Snow Cushionplant

Snow Cushionplant

Stalked Dodderlaurel

Stalked Dodderlaurel

New Zealand Spinach

New Zealand Spinach

Silky Milligania

Silky Milligania

Creamy Stackhousia

Creamy Stackhousia

King Billy Pine

King Billy Pine

Dolly bush

Dolly bush

Everlastingbush

Everlastingbush

Yellow Everlastingbush

Yellow Everlastingbush

Broadleaf Hopbush

Broadleaf Hopbush

Fringed Daisybush

Fringed Daisybush

Hop Native-primrose

Hop Native-primrose

Fireweed

Fireweed

Dune Groundsel

Dune Groundsel

Kangaroo Apple

Kangaroo Apple

Roundleaf Riceflower

Roundleaf Riceflower

Grey Riceflower

Grey Riceflower

Sawleaf Daisybush

Sawleaf Daisybush

Mountain Pinkberry

Mountain Pinkberry

Dusty Daisybush

Dusty Daisybush

Mountain Riceflower

Mountain Riceflower

Needle Bush

Needle Bush

Golden Rosemary

Golden Rosemary

Mountain Caladenia

Mountain Caladenia

Tall Yelloweye

Tall Yelloweye

Pink Beardheath

Pink Beardheath

Yellow Dogwood

Yellow Dogwood

Slender Riceflower

Slender Riceflower

Sundew

Sundew

Swamp Honeymyrtle

Swamp Honeymyrtle

Climbing Heath

Climbing Heath

Stinkwood

Stinkwood

Tasmanian Waratah

Tasmanian Waratah

Slaty Leek Orchid

Slaty Leek Orchid

Great Sun Orchid

Great Sun Orchid

Notched Onion Orchid

Notched Onion Orchid

Pink Fingers

Pink Fingers

Nodding Greenhood

Nodding Greenhood

Musky Caladenia

Musky Caladenia

Potato Orchid

Potato Orchid

Black-stripe Greenhood

Black-stripe Greenhood

Pineapple Candleheath

Pineapple Candleheath

Copperleaf Snowberry

Copperleaf Snowberry

Maroonhood

Maroonhood

Large Duck Orchid

Large Duck Orchid

Wax Lip orchid

Wax Lip orchid

Tiger Orchid

Tiger Orchid

Mayfly Orchid

Mayfly Orchid

Threehorned Bird Orchid

Threehorned Bird Orchid

Green Bird Orchid

Green Bird Orchid

Small Bird Orchid

Small Bird Orchid

Elegant Caladenia

Elegant Caladenia

Christmas Bells

Christmas Bells

Cheesewood

Cheesewood

Purple Cheeseberry

Purple Cheeseberry

Narrowleaf Triggerplant

Narrowleaf Triggerplant

Native indigo

Native indigo

Narrow-leaf Vetch

Narrow-leaf Vetch

Bluebell Creeper

Bluebell Creeper

Drymophila cyanocarpa

Drymophila cyanocarpa

Ivyleaf Violet

Ivyleaf Violet

Leatherwood

Leatherwood

Dwarf Leatherwood

Dwarf Leatherwood

Mountain Rocket

Mountain Rocket

Matted pratia

Matted pratia

Curling everlasting

Curling everlasting

Beaded Glasswort

Beaded Glasswort

Thick-head Glasswort

Thick-head Glasswort

Lemon Beautyheads

Lemon Beautyheads

Wiry bauera

Wiry bauera

Tasmanian blanketleaf

Tasmanian blanketleaf

Climbing Blueberry

Climbing Blueberry

Tasmanian Laurel

Tasmanian Laurel

Epacris impressa

Epacris impressa

Lobelia gibbosa

Lobelia gibbosa

Short purple-flag

Short purple-flag