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.
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.
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.
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.
We were at Curtin University in Perth recently, looking at the murals painted during the recent Public2016 public art event. This one is by Perth-based street artist Amok Island and depicts a banksia. It looks like Firewood Banksia (Banksia Menziesii), which grows in Perth and is flowering at present.
We were in the botanic gardens section of Kings Park recently and stopped to admire this banksia in the Banksia Garden. It is Southern Plains Banksia (Banksia media) and is native to the south coastal part of Western Australia, from about Albany to Esperance.
Its flowering season is March to December, but mainly March to August.
We went to see the current exhibition “Kurlkayima Ngatha” (Remember Me) at the Form Gallery in Perth recently. As well as artworks by indigenous artists living in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, it has these framed dried flowers.
Here is the Sturt’s Desert Pea (Swainsona Formosa):
And here is what the undried flower looks like, photographed in King’s Park last year: