Brilliant red Banksia
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,
LINKSAcacia peuce - Stephen L's BlogAcacia peuce near Boulia - Michael John T's blogAcacia peuce forum threadAcacia peuce at Boulia forum post Acacia pickardii or Mt. Gason WattleAcacia pickardii or Mt Gason Wattle - Stephen L's blogBanksia linkBirdsville Track and Simpson Desert wildflowers link Boabs linkCasuarinas linkCoolabah Tree linkCycads linkDarwin via the Dirt - Nature's Garden by Michael John T linkDesert Oak blog link by David and KerryDesert Walnut - Mick O's blog linkDrosera (Sundews) linkEmu Apple or Desert Plum - Rockape's linkEmu Bush or Eremophila linkEmu Bush or Eremophila BlogEverlastings or Paper Daisies linkFigs or Ficus linkGidgee LinkGrampians Wildflowers BlogGreat Victoria Desert Wildflowers - Stephen Ls 2012 blogGround Orchids, wildflowers - link to Barry H's thread Grass Trees linkHartz Mountains (Tasmania) alpine wildflowers - Heather G's BlogKangaroo Island Wildflowers - Stephen L's BlogKangaroo Island Wildflowers 2011 - Stephen L's BlogMarble Gum Eucalyptus gongylocarpa linkMistletoe linkMistletoe - Stephen L's Blog linkMt Beauty linkMulla Mulla or Ptilotus linkNardoo or Marsilea linkNardoo or Marsilea BlogPandanus linkQuandong linkQuandong link updateQuandong - Stephen L's BlogQueen of Sheba Orchid - graeme Ws threadRattlepod or CrotalariaRed Stringybark and Spring Gully Conservation Park linkRiver Red Gum linkRiver Red Gum BlogSesbania or White Dragon Tree - Mick O's BlogSpider Orchids - Graeme W's blogSpider orchids - graeme Ws thread 2012Spinifex linkSpring Gully Conservation Park - Stephen L's blogStirling 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 BlogWattles or Acacias forum linkWattles or Acacias Blog linkWA midwest wildflowers - Hairy's blog linkWA Orchids - Barrys link 2011WA wildflowers - Barry H's threadWA Wildflowers - where to find themWestern Deserts Flora - Michael John T's BlogWildflowers in your backyard - Dalb's postWhat is in Your Backyard linkWildflower Blog by John Baas - linkWreath Plants link