Waratah (Australia)

Waratah (Telopea) is an Australian-endemic genus of five species of large shrubs or small trees, native to the southeastern parts of Australia (New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania). The most well-known species in this genus is Telopea speciosissima. The Telopea genus belongs to the plant family Proteaceae, a family of flowering plants distributed in the Southern Hemisphere.
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Waratah, the floral symbol of NSW Sydney, Australia and the name of our Rugby team

Waratah, Telopea speciosissima, Port Jackson Painter, 1788-1797.

design-is-fine: “ Waratah, Port Jackson Painter/Watling collection, Watercolour. The waratah is New South Wales’ official floral emblem.

A gorgeous pink waratah flower.

A gorgeous pink Waratah flower. (I had never heard of this flower. It grows in Australia.

Australian postage stamp    Date of issue: 10 July 1968    Designer: N. Wilson    Plant: Telopea speciosissima

Modern Postage Stamp Slideshow US Postage Stamps and Other Collectible/Collectable Stamps

Wonderful Waratah Pink Telopea species australian native flower

A Passion for Flowers: Spring Beauty: Wonderful Waratah Pink Telopea species australian native flower