More A to Z of Australian Plants

May 2024
More details
  • Publisher
    CSIRO Publishing
  • Published
    20th May
  • ISBN 9781486317202
  • Language English
  • Pages 64 pp.
  • Size 8.5" x 11"
  • Images color illus throughout

Did you know that there are plants that can survive fire? Plants with seed pods that explode, shooting seeds far and wide? Plants that can help clean up pollution? Or that Australia is home to the most "venomous" plant in the world?

Plantabulous! More A to Z of Australian Plants presents 26 iconic and unique native plants for you to discover in your local park or even your own backyard! Filled with fabulous facts, activities and illustrations, Plantabulous! will prove just how fabulous Australia’s native plants really are!

Reading level varies from child to child, but we recommend this book for ages 6 to 12.


  • Packed with fascinating facts about Australian native plants.
  • Provides a Plantabulous Activity for each featured species.
  • Explains traditional Indigenous uses for some plants.
  • Includes common plants with wide distributions to help in discovering more about local flora.
  • Includes bright and beautiful illustrations for easy identification of plants out in the wild.
  • A fabulous companion book from the amazing team behind Plantastic!

Australia’s fabulous native plants
How to use this book
A – Ant Plant
B – Burrawang
C – Christmas Tree
D – Desert Raisin
E – Epacris
F – Fig
G – Gympie Gympie
H – Hibbertia
I – Illawarra Flame Tree and Illawarra Plum
J – Juncus
K – Kangaroo Grass
L – Lily
M – Mangrove
N – Nothofagus
O – Ophioglossum
P – Pitcher Plants
Q – Quinine Bush
R – Resurrection plants
S – Sturt’s Desert Pea and other Swainsona
T – Thismia
U – Upside-Down Tree
V – Verticordia
W – Waratah
X – Xerochrysum
Y – Yam
Z – Zostera
Map/Where to find the plants
Plant ecoregions

Catherine Clowes

Catherine Clowes is a botanist with a passion for Australian native plants. She works as a biodiversity officer, has a PhD in systematic botany and spends a good chunk of her spare time in her very own Australian native plant garden!

Rachel Gyan

Rachel Gyan is an illustrator passionate about artful storytelling. Her heart-warming characters are empowered by whimsy, texture and vibrant color palettes. Rachel enjoys studying Australian flora and wildlife, drawing inspiration from her surroundings to capture the beautiful and sometimes quirky nature of Australia in her work.

native plants, Australia, botany, picture book