Monthly Archives: May 2015

Firewood Banksia

Firewood Banksia 9a

If you go looking for Banksia flowers in Bold Park at present, you’ll find that the Slender Banksia has finished flowering and there are only a few flowers on the Acorn Banksia. But the Firewood Banksia (Banksia menziesii, shown here) still has plenty of flowers to admire. Its flowering season is Feb-Oct.

Firewood Banksia 9b


Sandplain Zamia

Zamia 5

We were walkin along the Zamia Trail in Bold Park a few days back, admiring the palm-like Sandplain Zamia (Macrozamia fraseri) plants, when we noticed that a few of them are in flower at present. The male and female Zamias both have cones. This one is a male.

Zamia 6

Pearl Flower

Pearl Flower 3

If you look carefully, you will find small Pearl Flower (Conostephium pendulum) bushes growing beside the walking trails in Bold Park. They don’t look very interesting at a quick glance, but are worth a closer inspection. They have these pretty teardrop shaped flowers, which are white with a cerise pink tip.

Pearl Flower 4