Federation Flowers for Australia
The year 2001 is the focus for celebrations marking the Centenary of Federation. Throughout Australia there will be events to commemorate the occasion of our Federation and the achievements of our first 100 years as a nation.
As part of the celebrations each state was asked to nominate a 'federation
flower', a plant which would be ready for release for use as an ornamental.
Australian Capital Territory Canberra Federation Rose Rosa 'Canberra Rose' Canberra Rose information New South Wales Federation Stars Actinotus helianthi Flannel Flower information Northern Territory Federation Lady Alpinia purpurata hybrid Pink Ginger information Queensland Federation Gold Bracteantha hybrids Everlasting Daisies information South Australia Centenary Starburst Thryptomene ericaea Mat Heath Myrtle information Tasmania Phebalium daviesii St Helens Wax Flower information Victoria Scarlet Blaze Acacia leprosa form red flowered form of Cinnamom Wattle information Western Australia Kings Park Federation Flame Anigozanthos rufus Red Kangaroo Paw information
Other flora sites of Federation interest
Floral Emblems of Australia
Commonwealth of Australia - Golden Wattle - (Acacia pycnantha)
Australian Capital Territory - Royal Bluebell - (Wahlenbergia gloriosa)
New South Wales - Waratah - (Telopea speciosissima)
Northern Territory - Sturt's Desert Rose - (Gossypium sturtianum)
Queensland - Cooktown Orchid - (Dendrobium phalaenopsis)
South Australia - Sturt's Desert Pea - (Swainsona formosa)
Tasmania - Tasmanian Blue Gum - (Eucalyptus globulus)
Victoria - Common Heath - (Epacris impressa)
Western Australia - Red and Green Kangaroo Paw - (Anigozanthos manglesii)
Sites of cultural interest to Federation and flora
Federation Plate of floral emblems produced by Franklin Mint.
The Waratah as an art motif in the early 1900's.
Wattle 'nymphs' ! - art photography from 1921.
Australian plants on postage stamps, illustrating all the stamps.
Coloured illustrations of some Australian plants.