How can I identify a NSW plant?

Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens offers a plant identification service over the counter, by fax or mail. Fees apply.

View information and contact details

Online database

The Royal Botanic Gardens maintains a free online plant database which has considerable information on NSW plants.

View the PlantNET databases

Reference book

The most comprehensive reference book for NSW plants is the four-volume guidebook, Flora of New South Wales. It can be purchased from Royal Botanic Gardens shop.

Plants in your area

If you need information on locally native plants in your area, contact your local council. They will have lists of species and some offer seedlings for growing native gardens.

View a list of NSW councils