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Waratah – The New South Wales Floral Emblem

emblemThere is no doubt that Australia is a rich country. In fact, each state and territory has different floral emblem. For New South Wales, their floral emblem is Waratah or Telopea speciosissim. It was proclaimed last October 24, 1962. Robert Brown is the one who named the plant.


Waratah belongs to the family of Proteaceae. The meaning of its name according to Greek is “seen a far”. Perhaps, this is because, you will already see the flower even a few distances. It can be considered as a tree or a shrub which can grow up to 3 meters tall. The birds act as the pollinator. You will witness its flowers from September to November. It produces red flowers.