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Australian Flora on Postage Stamps at Australian National Botanic Gardens
Eucalypts on Australian Stamps
Plant: Acacia baileyana
Family: Mimosaceae (Leguminaceae)
Cootamundra Wattle
Small tree or large shrub to 8m high by 8m across.
Bipinnate grey leaves with golden ball-shaped flower heads.
Limited natural distribution in NSW, 
but naturalised and invasive in parts of NSW, Qld, Vic, SA. 
Plant: Acacia melanoxylon
Family: Mimosaceae (Leguminosae)
Blackwood
Variable tree reaching 30m in deep gullies.
Cream-yellow ball-shaped flowers occur in spring.
Good timber tree.
Occurs in Qld, NSW, Vic, Tas, SA.
(Has become a weed in South Africa)
Plant: Actinotus helianthi
Family: Apiaceae
Flannel Flower
Erect plant to 50cm with soft, silvery, much divided leaves.
White daisy-like flower heads with soft flannel-like bracts.
Flowers in spring and summer.
Occurs in NSW and Queensland. 
Date of issue: 8 April 1959
Designer: Margaret Stones
Plant: Banksia serrata
Family: Proteaceae
Saw Banksia
Shrub or small tree to 10m.
Flowers Jan-June.
Occurs in coastal Qld, NSW, Vic, Tas. 
Date of issue: 16 March 1960
Designer: Margaret Stones
Plant: Acacia pycnantha
Family: Mimosaceae (Leguminosae)
Golden Wattle
Medium shrub or small tree to 10m.
Golden ball-shaped flowers in spring.
Occurs in NSW, Vic, Sth Aust. (naturalised in WA).
National floral emblem of Australia. 
Date of issue: 9 Sept 1959
Same image on white paper was issued on 28/10/64.
Designer: Margaret Stones

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