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.
There are tiny triggerplants flowering in the undergrowth, like this Fan-leaved Triggerplant (Stylidium striatum).
There is plenty of Marno (Daviesia divaricate) covered in small yellow/brown flowers with distinct yellow “eyebrows”.
Slender Banksia (Banksia attenuate, aka Candle Banksia) is in flower, and very popular with the bees.
And there also a few flowers on the Bull Banksia (Banksia grandis) with its deeply serated leaves.
You may also spot his pretty Sand-dune Fringed Lily (Thysanotus arenarius).
There is plenty of this large white-flowering shrub in bloom in Perth at present. It is Rottnest Teatree (Melaleuca lanceolata) and despite its common name, is in fact a melaleuca not a teatree. It grows in the southwest of Western Australia, from about Carnarvon to the South Australian border, and in parts of most other mainland states as well. Its reported flowering season is Jan-Sept.
Chenille Honeymyrtle (Melaleuca huegelii) flowers from October to March. The flowers on many of these Melaleuca shrubs seem to be past their best already, but some – like this one that we saw in the bushland of Bold Park recently – are still looking good.
We saw plenty of Coastal Honeymyrtle (Melaleuca systena) beside the walking trails last time we visited Bold Park. It grows along the southwest coast of Western Australia, from about Shark Bay to Albany, and flowers through to December.
There is a lot of Coastal Honeymyrtle (Meleuca systena) flowering around Perth these days. We have seen it recently in Bold Park, at Minim Cove and on Buckland Hill. This pretty melaleuca shrub grows along the West Australian coast, from about Shark Bay to Albany.
There are still plenty of flowers on the Rottnest Teatree (Melaleuca lanceolata), which grows fairly profusely in coastal parts of Perth – and in most other states of Australia as well.
These Melaleucas have a reported flowering season of January to September, so you may see them in flower through most of the year. The flower heads are popular with bees, so the whole tree seems to buzz.
The dead seed pods from previous years are also quite interesting. They are joined directly onto the branch stems, just as the flowers are.
It’s late summer in Perth and the wildflowers are not as plentiful as they were in the spring. But there are still plenty of them to look at.
The Coastal Honeymyrtle (Melaleuca systena) has almost finished its flowering season, but some bushes still have clusters of the pretty pale yellow flowers. We saw these ones in Bold Park.