Kangaroo paw is a common name for a number of species, in two genera of the family Haemodoraceae, that are endemic to the south-west of Western Australia. These perennial plants are noted for their unique bird attracting flowers. The tubular flowers are coated with dense hairs and open at the apex with six claw-like structures: from this paw formation the common name "Kangaroo Paw" is derived.
Anigozanthos manglesii, commonly known as the Red and Green Kangaroo Paw or Mangles Kangaroo Paw, is a plant species endemic to Western Australia, and the floral emblem of that state.
The most admired of the Kangaroo paw species, the flower has become symbolic of the region. The display between August and November is remarkable for the high standing flowers, occurring in urban and coastal regions. The species is not threatened, but is protected under state legislation. A license is required for their collection. It is desirable as a cut flower, possessing an unusual form and striking colours that last well.