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Lesmurdie Falls in September

Lesmurdie Falls Regional Park 1

We went for a hike at Lesmurdie Falls Mundy Regional Park in the Perth Hills a few days back. The wildflowers are in spectacular bloom at present.

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There were masses of Sticky Starflower (Calytrix glutinosa, above) growing beside the walking trails on the north side of the falls and creek.

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Couch Honeypot (Banksia dallanneyi), an odd prostrate Banksia, was in flower in a few places.

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There were a number of carnivorous Drosera species, including the pretty Pink Rainbow (Drosera menziesii) above. The insect on the flower isn’t in danger of being eaten – the leaves shown below are the part of the plant that traps insects.

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And we also spotted Diplopeltis huegelii (no common name that we know of) growing in some places. You can also see plenty of this plant flowering in Perth’s Bold Park at present.

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Couch Honeypot

Couch Honeypot 1

Banksias are strange looking plants, but this one is particularly odd. It is called Couch Honeypot (Banksia dallanneyi) and mostly grows as a low, spreading plant, though it can be a more upright shrub. It grows in the southwest of Western Australia from about Geraldton to Albany, and reportedly flowers from May to October. We noticed this one in flower at Lesmurdie Falls a few weeks back.

Couch Honeypot 2

Blue Squill

Blue Squill 1

At a quick glance, you might mistake this flower for the Morning Iris in the previous entry on this blog. But it is actually a different plant altogether – for example, the leaves are completely different. This one is the oddly named Blue Squill (Chamaescilla corymbosa). It is native to the southwest of Western Australia, and is in flower at present at Lesmurdie Falls National Park.

Blue Squill 2

Morning Iris

Morning Iris 1

There was also plenty of this delicate blue/mauve Morning Iris (Orthrosanthus laxus) growing at Lesmurdie Falls when we were there last week. It’s another wildflower that is rated as being “Common” by the experts, but is very pretty for all that. It grows in the southwest corner of Western Australia, from about Kalbarri to Albany.

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