Monthly Archives: April 2016

Large-flowered Bogrush

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We mentioned a few weeks back that Large-flowered Bogrush (Schoenus grandifloras) wasn’t quite in flower at that time. Now it is. We saw these flowers in Bold Park recently.

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Coastal Daisybush

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Coastal Daisybush (Olearia axillaris) is in flower in Perth’s Bold Park at present. This plant grows along the southwest coast of Western Australia, from about Shark Bay to Esperance. It reportedly flowers in “Jan to Jul or Nov to Dec”, though we usually see it flowering around this time of the year.

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Star-leaf Grevillea

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We were wandering through the botanical garden section of Kings Park recently and noticed this Star-leaf Grevillea (Grevillea asteriscosa). The small red flowers don’t look very impressive at a quick glance, but are worth a closer look.

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This plant is native to the southern wheatbelt area, several hundred kilometres inland from Perth. Its flowering season is reported to be May or Jul to Nov.

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