It is also called the Mangles Kangaroo Paw after the English botanist Robert Mangles who cultivated it in England.
It is only found in the south west of Western Australia - from Shark Bay south to Albany.
Its red flowering stems are a metre high and it flowers in spring. The species is protected and can not be picked in the wild.
According to the Australian National Botanic Gardens there are about a dozen species in the Anigozanthos genus.
A little crest-fallen but also incredulous, we drove 27km to Toodyay (pronounced 2-J).
At the Visitor Centre (and Ye Olde Lolly Shoppe), Susan gave us a map of the local area, and within minutes we had found our first "wild" Kangaroo Paw.
The image to the left and the two above are all from the Toodyay area.
This image was taken in the Kings Park and Botanic Gardens in Perth. (A cultivated plant on this web site is rare, but this plant is stunning.)
This image was taken near Corrigin. (Corrigin holds the world dog-in-a-ute record - 1527.)
The following images of Red and Green Kangaroo Paws below were too spectacular to be omitted.