Tag: flora

History & Culture

Vintage illustrated botanical stamps

The significance of stamp art often goes under appreciated. Compacted into small, square dimensions, featured illustrations offer a slice of Australian history. We’ve been using postal stamps as early as 1812 and since this time we’ve communicated our landmarks, our icons and treasured moments in our history. However nothing communicates the beauty, rich and rare of the country quite like our native flora. Here, we look back on the intricate botanical illustrations that have adorned Australian stamps over the decades.

Wildlife

The sensitive plant

Known also as tickle-me plant, touch-me-not, shy plant, humble plant and sleeping grass, this weed has intrigued naturalists for hundreds of years.

Reader Photos

Golden days

Fringed wattle (Acacia fimbriata) is found natively in eastern New South Wales and eastern Queensland.