Native to south eastern Australia, the Common Heath grows in shrubbery and open forest. It’s a small plant that grows up to one metre tall and attracts honey eating birds. This is Victoria’s floral emblem and is very widely spread across the Grampians. This brightly coloured flower can be seen in shades of red, pink and white; with pink being the official emblem colour. The Common Heath is commonly found on hikes to Hollow Mountain, Mount Abrupt, Mount Zero and Mount Staplyton.
Thryptomene calcynia, known as the Grampians Thryptomene, is a shrub species from the Myrtaceae family. It grows up to two metres high and produces soft pink/white star shaped flowers between July and November. You can find this wildflower covering the national park like snow, with the best viewing spots at Boroka Lookout, Wartook Valley along Roses gap Rd, Ngamadjidj Shelter or the historic Heatherlie Quarry.
Australian native orchids are such delicate tiny wildflowers, many of which are very rare or endangered. There are over 75 different species of orchids that call the Grampians home. From the Flying Duck Orchid, to the Grampians Spider Orchid, Golden Moth Orchid, Ornate Finger Orchid, Hornet Orchid and more. Our orchids are found wide and far through the Grampians National Park, in particular you can view them along the Hamilton Bandicoot Wildlife Walk, or Heatherlie Quarry is a great place for viewing.
Native to the Grampians, the Blue Tinsel Lily is an unusual lily-like plant with stunning star shaped blue to purple flowers with bright yellow contrasting centres. It is the only member of the Calectasia family that is not endemic to Western Australia. This stunning wildflower is also commonly found at the Heatherlie Quarry.