Australian Native Plants

Australian Native Plants - Monocot





Gymnostachys anceps
(Settler's Flax)
Gymnostachys anceps
Height
 to 2m
Gymnostachys is a plant in the Araceae family. The only species in the family is Gymnostachys anceps. It is a strappy leaved plant with spikes of blue and white flowers. Fibres from Settler's Flax were used by Aboriginal people to make fishing line. Read more >
Diplarrena moraea
(Butterfly Flag)
Diplarrena moraea
Height
 0.3m - 0.6m
Spread
 0.5m - 1m
The Butterfly Flag is a perennial herbaceous clumping plant with stiff strappy leaves. Produces white open-petalled flowers on long stems in spring and summer. Read more >
Doryanthes excelsa
(Giant Lily)
Doryanthes excelsa
Height
 1m - 1.5m
Spread
 1.5m
The Giant Lily or Gymea Lily is large herbaceous plant with long sword shaped leaves and large red flowerheads on tall stems in spring. The flower spikes can be 3m tall or more. Read more >
Doryanthes palmeri
(Spear Lily)
Doryanthes palmeri
Height
 1m - 3m
Spread
 1.5m - 6m
The Spear Lily is large herbaceous plant with long sword shaped leaves and large reddish brown flowerheads in spring on stems 2m to 5m tall. Read more >
Conostylis aculeata
(Cotton Head)
Conostylis aculeata
Height
 0.3m
Spread
 0.3m - 0.6m
Cotton Head is a perennial clumping herbaceous plant with clusters of yellow flowers in spring. Read more >
Smilax australis
(Lawyer Vine)
Smilax australis
Height
 stems to 8m
Lawyer vine is a climber with prickly stems that can grow up to eight metres long. The stems have long coiled tendrils that help it climb. The leaves are oval tapering towards the tip and up to 15cm long and 9cm wide. There are five bold veins... Read more >
Wurmbea dioica
(Early Nancy)
Wurmbea dioica
Height
 0.15m - 0.30m
Wurmbea dioica is a herbaceous plant growing to 30 cm tall, with two or three narrow grassy linear leaves. The plant is bulbous. The attractive flowers are white with six petals, with a narrow purple band across each petal, which form a circle near... Read more >
Gahnia filum
(Chaffy Saw-sedge)
Gahnia filum
Height
 0.4m - 1.5m
The Chaffy Saw-sedge is a tussock-forming perennial with flat grassy leaves. It has brown flower spikes in spring and summer. Read more >