The kangaroo paw (Anigozanthos) occurs naturally only in the southwest of Western Australia. Their colour and form make them one of the most rewarding Australian native plants for the home garden. Kangaroo paws are also very good as cut flowers. They are exported to many parts of the globe and are grown commercially in the USA, Israel and Japan. The overall colour of the flowers is influenced by fine coloured hairs which cover the flowers and, sometimes, part of the long stalks that rise above the undergrowth and advertise the presence of nectar in the flowers to birds that pollinate them.