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Bold Park in November

coastal-honeymyrtle

As spring comes to an end, the peak wildflower season for Perth is definitely over. However there are still plenty of wildflowers to be found. Coastal Honeymyrtle (Melaleuca systena, above) still has its lemon-yellow flowers, and Jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata, below) is also in flower.

jarrah

There are tiny triggerplants flowering in the undergrowth, like this Fan-leaved Triggerplant (Stylidium striatum).

fan-leaved-triggerplant

There is plenty of Marno (Daviesia divaricate) covered in small yellow/brown flowers with distinct yellow “eyebrows”.

marno

Slender Banksia (Banksia attenuate, aka Candle Banksia) is in flower, and very popular with the bees.

slender-banksia

And there also a few flowers on the Bull Banksia (Banksia grandis) with its deeply serated leaves.

bull-banksia

You may also spot his pretty Sand-dune Fringed Lily (Thysanotus arenarius).

sand-dune-fringed-lily

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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.

Lesmurdie Falls Regional Park 2

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

Lesmurdie Falls Regional Park 3

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

Lesmurdie Falls Regional Park 4

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.

Lesmurdie Falls Regional Park 5

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.

Lesmurdie Falls Regional Park 6

Acorn Banksia

Acorn Banksia 4

Acorn Banksia (Banksia prionotes) is flowering nicely in Bold Park at present, and can also be seen in many native gardens and patches of remnant bushland around Perth. Its flowering season is Feb-Aug.

Acorn Banksia 5

The buds (above) have a pleasing structure which looks like it would delight a mathematician. The large flower heads are very popular with birds, like this White-cheeked Honeyeater.

Acorn Banksia 6