Floral Emblems set of stamps from Australia

March 22nd, 2014

The Commonwealth of Australia and each of its states and territories has a floral emblem. The stamps in this issue depict a selection of these.

The Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha) was officially proclaimed the floral emblem of Australia on 1 September 1988.

The Common Heath (Epacris impressa) was proclaimed Victoria's emblem in 1958.

Tasmania proclaimed the Tasmanian Blue Gum (Eucalyptus globulus) in 1962, and New South Wales chose the Waratah (Telopea speciosissima) the same year.

Queensland proclaimed the Cooktown Orchid (Dendrobium phalaenopsis) in 1959.

Western Australia took the Red and Green Kangaroo Paw (Anigozanthos manglesii) as its emblem in 1960.

South Australia proclaimed Sturt's Desert Pea (Swainsona formosa) in 1961.