Wildflowers, Photos … The Blog

Saturday, Aug 01, 2015 at 10:00

Member - John and Val



Finding and photographing wildflowers is one of the pleasures that many of us enjoy while travelling around Australia. For some people it is one of the main reasons for their travel, just as others go fishing, look for birds, minerals or historical artefacts.

I and others have been writing an occasional series of forum posts under the heading of “Wildflowers, Photos … and ” . By using the Forum I hope that others will post a few of their photos and add comments about the plants in any particular thread.

This blog is intended to point via links to the individual forum threads on “Wildflowers, Photos …. Etc”, and to other relevant threads, blogs and related resources. By gathering these links in one place all this info is together and accessible. For the time being at least, this blog will suffice, as this topic doesn’t really fit anywhere else on the EO site.

In this way I hope that together we can build an illustrated catalogue of some of the Australian plants we meet on our travels. The information in the individual forum threads can hopefully be more easily found at a later date. Also additional posts/photos can be added (until the threads are archived, which seems to take about a month).

If you have a wildflower blog or forum post and would like it linked to this blog please send me a MM, or leave a comment below with the details and I will link it in.

The idea with the “Wildflowers, Photos … ” theme is to encourage EO contributors to gather photos, observations and thoughts in one forum thread about the plants that go to make up our wonderful scenery. I envisage that each forum thread will focus on a particular plant or group of plants. While I’ll endeavour to continue starting threads relating to interesting plants, it’s not a closed shop! There are thousands of fascinating plants out there, and I hope that others will have the interest and the photos to launch some great posts. Certainly I won’t be able to cover more than a fraction of them! I would be delighted if others would build on the theme and start threads about their special plant/s.

As a guide, in preparing a forum post on this topic I’m thinking about how it might assist travellers to get more enjoyment out of our wonderful landscape. So while plant names (either common names or scientific names) are not essential, the more information that posters can provide the more useful each thread becomes. The general locality of the plants will help travellers hoping to spot them, as does some info on when they are flowering. It’s better not to give too precise locations of plants that are a rare or threatened species.


Happy flower hunting,

Val

LINKS

Acacia peuce - Stephen L's Blog

Acacia peuce near Boulia - Michael John T's blog

Acacia peuce forum thread

Acacia peuce at Boulia forum post

Acacia pickardii or Mt. Gason Wattle

Acacia pickardii or Mt Gason Wattle - Stephen L's blog

Banksia link

Birdsville Track and Simpson Desert wildflowers link

Boabs link

Casuarinas link

Coolabah Tree link

Cycads link

Darwin via the Dirt - Nature's Garden by Michael John T link

Desert Oak blog link by David and Kerry

Desert Walnut - Mick O's blog link

Drosera (Sundews) link

Emu Apple or Desert Plum - Rockape's link

Emu Bush or Eremophila link

Emu Bush or Eremophila Blog

Everlastings or Paper Daisies link

Figs or Ficus link

Gidgee Link

Grampians Wildflowers Blog

Great Victoria Desert Wildflowers - Stephen Ls 2012 blog

Ground Orchids, wildflowers - link to Barry H's thread

Grass Trees link

Hartz Mountains (Tasmania) alpine wildflowers - Heather G's Blog

Kangaroo Island Wildflowers - Stephen L's Blog

Kangaroo Island Wildflowers 2011 - Stephen L's Blog

Marble Gum Eucalyptus gongylocarpa link

Mistletoe link

Mistletoe - Stephen L's Blog link

Mt Beauty link

Mulla Mulla or Ptilotus link

Nardoo or Marsilea link

Nardoo or Marsilea Blog

Pandanus link

Quandong link

Quandong link update

Quandong - Stephen L's Blog

Queen of Sheba Orchid - graeme Ws thread

Rattlepod or Crotalaria

Red Stringybark and Spring Gully Conservation Park link

River Red Gum link

River Red Gum Blog

Sesbania or White Dragon Tree - Mick O's Blog

Spider Orchids - Graeme W's blog

Spider orchids - graeme Ws thread 2012

Spinifex link

Spring Gully Conservation Park - Stephen L's blog

Stirling Ranges Wildflowers - Mary Teresa's Blog

Sturt's Desert Peas Link to Stephen L's forum thread

Sturts Desert Peas at Roxby Downs - link to Stephen L's Blog

Wattles or Acacias forum link

Wattles or Acacias Blog link

WA midwest wildflowers - Hairy's blog link

WA Orchids - Barrys link 2011

WA wildflowers - Barry H's thread

WA Wildflowers - where to find them

Western Deserts Flora - Michael John T's Blog

Wildflowers in your backyard - Dalb's post

What is in Your Backyard link

Wildflower Blog by John Baas - link

Wreath Plants link


J and V
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