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What plants are common in Australia?

What plants are common in Australia?

Australia’s plants

  • Acacia (Wattles) Australia boasts more than 1,200 species of Acacia, which are commonly known as wattle trees.
  • Eucalypts. With 2,800 species of eucalypts (gum trees), these are the trees most commonly associated with Australia.
  • Proteaceae.
  • Melaleuca.
  • Wildflowers.
  • Haemodoraceae.
  • Eremophila.

What plants and animals live in Australia?

The most well-known Australian animals include kangaroos, dingoes, koalas, crocodiles, wallabies and Tasmanian devils. In terms of plants, there are 35,000 plant species, as well as 250,000 fungi and 3,000 lichens.

What plant life is unique to Australia?

Australia’s geographic isolation houses many unique species of rare plants, including many orchid and eucalyptus species. Some of the native plants of Australia include the Bull Kauri, Palm Valley Myrtle, Dallachy’s Banksia, and Sturt’s Desert Rose, among many others.

What is Australia’s most dangerous animal?

The 10 most dangerous animals in Australia

  • Box jellyfish (aka Boxfish, Sea Wasp, Fire Medusa or Stinger)
  • Taipan snake.
  • Saltwater crocodile (aka salties)
  • Blue-ringed octopus.
  • Stonefish.
  • Redback spider (aka Australian black widow)
  • 7 and 8.
  • Great white shark.

Are there any native plants and trees in Australia?

Australia’s well known for its iconic wildlife, like the koala and kangaroo. But did you know that Australia is also home to some of the most unique plants, trees and shrubs too? There is so much native Australian flora just waiting to be appreciated.

What should I plant in my Australian Garden?

You can use a variety of grasses, desert plants, shrubs, ground cover, succulents, herbs, food plants, fruit and berries to create a diverse Australian native garden. If you don’t need a lawn, consider filling deep garden beds with dense plantings of native shrubs and grasses, traversed by winding paths.

What kind of plants grow in the desert in Australia?

1 Bull Kauri (Agathis microstachya) 2 Palm Valley Myrtle (Thryptomene hexandra) 3 Dallachy’s Banksia (Banksia plagiocarpa) 4 Sturt’s Desert Rose (Gossypium sturtianum) 5 Hillgrove Spotted Gum (Eucalyptus michaeliana)

Which is the best flower to grow in Australia?

Wax flower (Eriostemon) 1. Australian daisy (Brachyscome) Perfect as ground cover, the Swan River daisy (Brachyscome iberidifolia) is one of the most popular Australian native flowers, with delicate mauve, white and blue flowers. Highly adaptable, they grow just about anywhere but prefer well-drained soil in ether full sun or half-sun.