Wild Plants of Sydney and surrounds is an easy-to-use guide to the vascular plants of Sydney and surrounding hilsides and coast, an area of about 20,000 km2. It contains descriptions, photographs, identification aids and distribution data for virtually all species of vascular plants that live in the wild in this area. The database contains the names, classification and conservation status of about 4000 vascular plant species recorded for the area. Each species has a plain English description and most are represented by one or more colour photographs. Users can plot distribution, as a series of grids, on a map of the region.