Stinkwood

Stinkwood 3

We noticed this Stinkwood (Jacksonia sternbergiana) flowering in the bushland beside Lake Claremont in Perth’s western suburbs recently. Its flowering season is reported to be Jan-Dec, so you might see it in flower at any time of the year.

This erect or weeping shrub grows from Northampton to Katanning, and is fairly common in Kings Park, Perth. As you would guess, the common name comes from the fact that the wood has a distinctive smell.

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