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Following are the floral emblems found in the national, states and territories of Australia.

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.

Golden Wattle

Flora emblem of Commonwealth of Australia
Flora emblem of Commonwealth of Australian: Golden Wattle Golden Wattle
Acacia pycnantha

Australian National Botanic Gardens: Commonwealth floral emblem

> Australia - National home page...

Royal Bluebell

Flora emblem of Australian Capital Territory
Flora emblem of Australian Capital Territory: Royal Bluebell

Royal Blue
Wahlenbergia gloriosa

Officially announced as the floral emblem of the Australian Capital Territory on 26th May, 1982.

A sub-alpine woodland plant found in the high mountain areas of the ACT, south eastern NSW and eastern Victoria.

The genus 'Wahlenbergia' was proposed by Heinrich Schrader, a German botanist, named in honour of Georg Goran Wahlenberg, Professor of Botany at Uppsala, Sweden. The species 'gloriosa' is Latin for 'superb' or 'glorious'.

Australian National Botanic Gardens:
ACT floral emblem

> Australian Capital Territory home page...


Flora emblem of New South Wales
Flora emblem of New South Wales: Waratah

Telopea speciosissima

Was proclaimed the official floral emblem of New South Wales on 24th October, 1962.

The Aboriginal name 'Waratah' meaning 'red-flowering tree' was adopted by the early settlers at Port Jackson.

Telopea is derived from the Greek 'telopos', meaning 'seen from afar'. Speciosissima is from the Latin 'speciosus', meaning 'beautiful' or 'handsome'.

Australian National Botanic Gardens:
NSW floral emblem

> New South Wales home page...
> Snapshots from Australia: Waratah

Sturt's Desert Rose

Flora emblem of Northern Territory
Flora emblem of Northern Territory: Sturt's Desert Rose Sturt's Desert Rose
Gossypium sturtianum

Australian National Botanic Gardens:
NT floral emblem

> Northern Territory home page...
> Snapshots from Australia: Sturt's Desert Rose

Cooktown Orchid

Flora emblem of Queensland
Flora emblem of Queensland: Cooktown Orchid Cooktown Orchid
Dendrobium phalaenopsis

Australian National Botanic Gardens:
QLD floral emblem

> Queensland home page...

Sturt's Desert Pea

Flora emblem of South Australia
Flora emblem of South Australia: Sturt's Desert Pea Sturt's Desert Pea
Swainsona formosa

Australian National Botanic Gardens:
SA floral emblem

> South Australia home page...
> Snapshots from Australia: Sturt's Desert Pea

Tasmanian Blue Gum

Flora emblem of Tasmania
Flora emblem of Tasmania: Tasmanian Blue Gum Tasmanian Blue Gum
Eucalpyptus globulus

Australian National Botanic Gardens:
TAS floral emblem

> Tasmania home page...

Common Heath

Flora emblem of Victoria
Flora emblem of Victoria: Common Health Common Heath
Epacris impressa

Australian National Botanic Gardens:
VIC floral emblem

> Victoria home page...
> Snapshots from Australia: Common Heath

Red and Green Kangaroo Paw

Flora emblem of Western Australia
Flora emblem of Western Australia: Kangaroo Paw Red and Green Kangaroo Paw
Anigozanthos manglesii

Australian National Botanic Gardens:
WA floral emblem

> Western Australia home page...

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