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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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Prickle Lily

Prickle Lily 1

We have noticed this plant growing in many places recently, including Bold Park (beside the Zamia Trail, where these photos were taken), in Kings Park and on Buckland Hill. At a glance it just looks like a grassy weed, but it is actually a native plant.

Prickle Lily 2

It is called Prickle Lily (Acanthocarpus preissii) and does indeed have rather sharp, spiky leaves. It looks quite interesting up close, with its fishbone shaped shoots and small, cream-white flowers.

Prickle Lily 3