The Waratah (Telopea speciosissima) belongs to the family Proteaceae. It is a small evergreen tree that is distributed in New South Wales, Australia. It grows from the central coastal areas to in the mountains and is about 3 m high. Single stem or slightly branched, leaves are large and leathery. From mid-spring to early summer, bright red flowers come on the tips of the stems. The inflorescence is spherical, and the red tubular flowers are wrapped in scarlet red bracts. The name "Waratah" means "red flower" in Aboriginal language and is the state flower of New South Wales.