Pilbara Wildflowers

Plants and flowers in the Pilbara have evolved unique adaptations to survive in an arid climate that receives most of its rainfall during summer by way of tropical cyclones. 


Visit the spectacular colours of the Pilbara

Watercourses are lined with river red gums, coolibah, silver cajeput and desert bloodwood trees. Gorges contain permanent water supplies to support moisture-loving plants like the common rock fig and rock kurrajong.

From June to September wildflowers of all colours, sizes and shapes, like the unmistakeable Sturt’s desert pea, fluffy Mulla Mulla, the tall majestic Ashburton pea or any number of the 65 species of Acacia (wattle) can be seen throughout the region.

For the local Indigenous people, the plants and flowers of the Pilbara provided much more than just aesthetic qualities, and are still used today for food, medicine and ceremonial use.

Western Australia’s wildflower collection is one of the largest on Earth, with more than 12,000 species and over 60% found nowhere else. Discover the wildflower trails for yourself by downloading the Tourism WA Wildflower Guide here.