Monthly Archives: August 2015

Swan River Myrtle

Swan River Myrtle 1

We went for a walk in Kings Park yesterday. The winter/spring wildflowers are out in force, including plenty of Swan River Myrtle (Hypocalymma robustum). This pretty pink shrub can be erect or sprawling (as shown above) and grows from just north of Perth to about Augusta on the south coast. Its flowering season is June to November.

Swan River Myrtle 2

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Coastal Honeymyrtle

Coastal Honeymyrtle 1

There is a lot of Coastal Honeymyrtle (Meleuca systena) flowering around Perth these days. We have seen it recently in Bold Park, at Minim Cove and on Buckland Hill. This pretty melaleuca shrub grows along the West Australian coast, from about Shark Bay to Albany.

Coastal Honeymyrtle 2