There are about 100 species in the genus Ptilotus, all but one occurring only in Australia. They are found in a range of habitats from tropical areas to the arid inland. They are usually herbaceous perennials with flowers in dense, brightly-coloured conical heads. They are sometimes called "pussy tails' because of the appearance of the flower spikes.

Mulla Mulla Exalatus
Mulla Mulla Rotundifolius

Exaratus Mulla Mulla obovatus Royal