What's in flower at Tumbi Wetlands

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What's flowering in
References used here are:
PlantNET -
the on-line database of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney
Robinson,L, Field Guide to the Native Plants of Sydney, Kenthurst, 1997
The list below includes all of the plants that have been identified to date including some for which no photos are as yet available. Linked to this page you will find some of the plants flowering, somewhere at Tumbi Wetlands, throughout the year. You can scan through this list, or use the more specific lists for plants that flower in each month of the year. These monthly list can be accessed by clicking on the name of the month you want to view, in any one of the lists of months.
Flowering times have been taken from Robinson (below left) as well as a historic record of what has been seen over the last few years. They should only be used as an indication of main flowering times, as these can be affected by weather and other conditions. All the plants on the site are listed below by alphabetical index of botanical name.
Click on the appropriate initial letter following to see that part of the list
A | B | C | D | E-F | G-H | I-L | M-O | P-R | S-Z |
or use the search engine provided for you above. As well as these identified plants, information and photos of unidentified plants is sometimes displayed. This can be found here
If you're trying to identify a flower which isn't listed, look in the lists for the adjacent months as well.
If you see any plants flowering in the reserve which are not on the page, please email us
The photos of plants have all been taken at Tumbi Wetlands. You can also download an Excel file with a List of weeds at Tumbi Wetlands.

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Plants in flower
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Dec December

Acacia brownii - Golden Prickly Wattle
Acacia elongata - Swamp Wattle
Acacia falcata -
Acacia floribunda - White Sallow Wattle
Acacia irrorata - Sydney Green Wattle
Acacia linifolia - White Wattle
Acacia longifolia - Sydney Golden Wattle
Acacia myrtifolia - Myrtle Wattle
Acacia sauveolens - Sweet Wattle
Adiantum aethiopicum - - Maidenhair Fern
Adiantum hispidulum - - Rough Maidenhair Fern
Allocasuarina torulosa - Forest Oak
Alternanthera denticulata - Lesser Joyweed
Angophora costata - Smooth-barked Apple, Sydney Red Gum, Kajimbourra
Arthrochilus prolixus - - Wispy Elbow Orchid
Asplenium australasicum - - Bird's Nest Fern
Austrodanthonia tenuior- Wallaby Grass


Bacopa monnieri - Bacopa or Brahmi
Banksia integrifolia - Coast Banksia
Banksia oblongifolia - Fern-leafed Banksia
Banksia spinulosa - Hairpin Banksia
Baumea rubiginosa - Soft Twig-rush
Baumea teretifolia - Slender Twig-rush
Billardiera scandens - Apple Berry, Dumplings
Blechnum nudum - Water Fishbone Fern
Boronia polygalifolia - Dwarf Boronia
Bossiaea stephensonii - _______
Breynia oblongifolia - Breynia
Burchardia umbellata - Milkmaids


Caesia parviflora var. vittata - Blue Grass Lily
Caladenia catenata - White Caladenia, White Fingers
*Callitriche stagnalis - Common Starwort
Calochilus paludosus - Red Beardie
Carex breviculmis - another Sedge
Carex fascicularis - Tassel Sedge
Carex inversa - another sedge
Cassytha glabella - Slender Devil's Twine
Cassytha pubescens - Common Devil's Twine
Centella asiatica - Indian Pennywort
Christella dentata - Binung
Cissus hypoglauca - Native Grape or Water Vine
Cladonia furcata - Cup Lichen
Comesperma ericinum - Pink Matchheads, Heath Milkwort
Comesperma sphaerocarpum - Fairy Wings
Commelina cyanea - Creeping Christian, Scurvy Weed
Cryptostylis subulata - Large tongue orchid, Cow orchid
Cupaniopsis anacardioides - Tuckeroo
Cyathea cooperi - Straw Treefern
Cyclosorus interruptus - water-loving fern
Cymbidium sauve - Snake Flower
Cyperus difformis - a sedge
Cyperus flaccidus - Lax Flat-sedge
Cyperus haspan subsp. haspan - a sedge
Cyperus polystachyos - another sedge
Cyperus trinervis - another sedge

Daviesia ulicifolia - Gorse Bitter Pea
Deyeuxia perviseta - Reed Bent-grass
Deyeuxia quadriseta - Reed Bent-grass
Dianella caerulea - Blue Flax Lily
Dianella revoluta - Blue Flax Lily
Dichelachne inaequiglumis - a Plumegrasss
Dichelachne micrantha Shorthair Plumegrass
Dichelachne rara - another Plumegrass
Deyeuxia quadriseta - Reed Bent-grass
Dichondra repens - Kidney Weed
Dodonaea triquetra - Common hop bush
Drosera peltata - Sundew

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Echinopogon caespitosus - Tufted Hedgehog grass
Echinopogon ovatus - Forest Hedgehog grass
Eleocharis sphacelata - Tall Spike Rush
Entolasia marginata - Bordered Panic Grass
Entolasia stricta - Wiry Panic grass
Epaltes australis - Spreading Nut-heads
Eucalyptus haemastoma - Scribbly Gum
Eucalyptus robusta - Swamp Mahogany
Eucalyptus resinifera subsp. Resinifera - Swamp Mahogany
Exocarpos cupressiformis - Native Cherry
Ficus - Sandpaper Fig
Fimbristylis dichotoma - Common Fringe-sedge


Gahnia clarkei - Saw Grass
Geranium solanderi - Native Geranium
Gleichenia dicarpa - Pouched Coral Fern
Glochidion ferdinandi - Cheese Tree
Glycine clandestina - Twining Glycine, Love Creeper
Glycine tabacina - Native Clover
Gompholobium latifolium - Golden Glory Pea, Broad Leaf Wedge Pea
Gompholobium pinnatum - Pinnate Wedge Pea
Gonocarpus micranthus - Creeping Ragwort
Gonocarpus tetragynus -
Goodenia bellidifolia - Daisey-leaved Goodenia
Goodenia heterophylla - Variable-leaved Goodenia
Goodenia ovata - Hop Goodenia
Goodenia paniculata - Swamp Goodenia
Goodenia stelligera - Spiked Goodenia

Haemodorum planifolium - Blood Root
Hakea salicifolia - Willow-leaved Hakea
Hardenbergia violacea - Happy wanderer, False sarsaparilla
Hibbertia empetrifolia -
Hibbertia riparia -
Hibbertia scandens - Golden guinea flower
Homalanthus populifolius - Bleeding Heart
Hydrocotyle peduncularis - native relative of the pennywort weed
Hydrocotyle tripartita - Pennywort
Hypolepis muelleri - Harsh Ground Fern

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Ischaemum australe var. australe - a swampland grass
Imperata cylindrica - Bladey Grass
Isolepis inundata - Swamp Club-sedge
Isolepis nodosa - Knobby Club-sedge
Isopogon anemonifolius - Drumsticks

Juncus bufonius - Toad Rush
Juncus holoschoenus - -a sedge
Juncus homalocaulis - Wiry Rush
Juncus usitatus - - Common Juncus

Kennedia rubicunda - Dusky Coral Pea

Lachnagrostis filiformis - Blown Grass
Lagenophora gracilis - Slender Lagenophora
Laxmannia gracilis - Blown Grass
Lepidosperma laterale -
Leptospermum juniperinum - Prickly Tea-tree
Leptospermum polygalifolium - Paperbark tea-tree
Leptospermum trinervium - Paperbark tea-tree
Lepyrodia scariosa - a sedge
Leucopogon lanceolatus - Lance Beard-heath
Leucopogon juniperinu - Prickly Beard-heath
Lindsaea linearis - Screw Fern
Lindsaea microphylia - Lacy Wedge Fern
Livistona australis - Cabbage Tree Palmn
Lobelia alata - Lobelia
Lobelia purpurascens - White Root
Lomandra confertifolia - Mat-rush
Lomandra glauca - Pale Mat-rush
Lomandra longifolia - Spiny-headed Mat-rush
Lomandra multiflora - Many-flowered Mat-rush
Ludwigia peploides - Water Primrose
Lyperanthus sauveolens - Brown beaks


Melaleuca decora - White Feather Honeymyrtle
Melaleuca ericifolia - Swamp Paperbark
Melaleuca linariifolia - Snow in Summer
Melaleuca nodosa - Ball Honeymyrtle
Melaleuca quinquenervia - Broad-Leafed Paperbark
Melaleuca sieberi - Sieber's Paperbark
Melaleuca styphelioides - Prickly-leaved Paperbark
Melaleuca thymifolia - Thyme Honey-myrtle
Microlaena stipoides - Weeping Meadow Grass
Mirblia speciosa - Purple Mirbelia
Muellerina eucalyptoides - a mistletoe

Omalanthus populifolius - Bleeding Heart
Opercularia aspera - Coarse Stinkweed
Opercularia varia - Variable Stinkweed
Oplismenus aemulus - Basket grass
Oplismenus imbecillis - Basket grass
Ozothamnus diosmifolius - White Dogwood, Pill Flower, Sago Bush

Pandorea pandorana - Wonga Wonga Vine
Parsonsia straminea - Monkey Rope or Silkpod
Paspalidium distans - a grass
Patersonia sericea - Native Iris, Silky Purple Flag
Pellaea nana - Dwarf Sickle Fern
Persicaria decipiens - Spotted Knotweed
Persicaria praetermissa -
Persicaria strigosa - Spotted Knotweed
Persoonia lanceolata - Lance Leaf Geebung
Persoonia levis - Broad-leaf Geebung, Smooth Geebung
Persoonia linearis - Narrow-leaf Geebung
Pimelea linifolia ssp. linifolia - Rice flower
Pittosporum undulatum - Sweet pittosporum
Philydrum lanuginosum - Wooly Frogsmouth
Platycerium bifurcatum - Elkhorn Fern
Poa labillardierei - Tussock Grass
Poa sieberiana - Fine-leafed Tussock Grass
Podolobium scandens -          
Polymeria calycina - Swamp Bindweed
Polyscias sambucifolia - Elderberry panax or Elderberry Ash
Pratia purpurascens - White Root
Pteridium esculentum - Bracken Fern
Pterostylis curta - Blunt Greenhood
Pterostylis grandifolora - Superb Greenhood
Pterostylis nutans - Nodding Greenhood
Pterostylis oblonga - Coastal Maroonhood
Ptilothrix deusta - a sedge
Pultenaea paleacea Chaffy Bush-pea
Pultenaea retusa - Notched Bush-pea
Pultenaea villosa - Hairy Bush Pea
Pyrhobryum parramattensis - - a moss

Ranunculus inundata - River Buttercup
Ranunculus sessiliflorus - Small-flowered Buttercup


Sacciolepis indica - Indian Cupscale Grass
Sannantha pluriflora - From the Myrtle family
Scaevola ramosissima - Snake Flower, Fan Flower
Schizaea bifida - Forked Comb Fern
Schizaea dichotoma - Fan Fern or Branched Comb Fern
Schoenus apogon - Common Bog-rush
Schoenus melanostachys - Black Bog-rush
Selaginella uliginosa - Swamp Selaginella
Smilax glyciphylla - Native Sarsparilla
Spiranthes australis - Ladies" Tresses
Sphaerolobium vimineum - from the Pea family
Sphagnum sp. - a moss
Stephania japonica var. discolor - Snake Vine or Tape Vine
Stylidium productum - Trigger plant

Thelymitra sp. - Sun Orchid
Themeda australis - Kangaroo grass
Thysanotus tuberosus - Common Fringe Lily
Tricoryne elatior - Yellow Rush Lily
Triglochin striata - Streaked Arrowgrass
Typha orientalis - Cumbungi

Velleia spathulata - __
Viola betonicifolia - Native Violet
Viola hederacea - Ivy-leafed Violet

Wahlenbergia gracilis - Native Bluebell
Woollsia pungens - Snow wreath

Xanthorrhoea media - Grass tree
Xanthosia tridentata - Rock Zanthosia


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Created on ... September 3, 2008
Revised ...August 17, 2019

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