Acacias come in all shapes, sizes and forms. Acacia glaucoptera - Flat Wattle is one of the more unusual wattles. It can be found in coastal and inland mallee regions from Albany to Israelite Bay.
A straggling low shrub. Leaves are broadly oval ending in a point with numerous longitudinal veins. Small dusky red flowers are slightly furry.
Small evergreen shrub growing to about 50cm, growing in poorly drained sandy soil. Small heath-like leaves. Flowers clustered in an infloresence 5cm in diameter, giving a daisy-like appearance.
Aerial shrub, hemiparasitic on stems. Fl. pink & red, Jan to Apr or Aug to Nov. Exclusively on Melaleuca.
Distribution: Endemic to South West Australia. A genus of 7 species; All 7 species are in Western Australia; Flowers aggregated in ‘inflorescences’; in cymes, or in panicles.
Sparsely branched woody shrub to 3m. Oval leaves about 1cm long in 4 distinct rows along the stems, slightly grey in colour.
Although there is general agreement that this orchid is discoidea, it appears to be known by both common names, Dancing Spider and Bee Orchid. Grows to 100mm - 450mm.
These compact small eucalypts make a great roadside display along the south coast of WA. They occur in areas of sand, gravelly laterite, sandy clay on coastal & subcoastal sandplains and hills.
This orchid which grows to about 25cm high. The flower has a distinctive shiny, patterned appearance. The colours on the single flower range from a network of green,
Dramatic black and yellow pea flowers make this vigorous climber a really special plant to find in the wild. The dark green leaves have 3 leaflets and are all up about 15cm long - sometimes not all
This most unusual Hakea occurs in south-western W.A. from York to Manjimup and east to Jerramungup, including in the Porongorup and Stirling Ranges. It grows in heath or mallee-heath,
Very common and widespread in WA from Jurien Bay to Israelite Bay Stems carry multiple flowers. Large brilliant blue to flowers about 3cm across. Prominent central column.
The lovely Blue Waxflower was previously known as Eriostemon nodiflora. It is a small open shrub to one metre high, with small narrow leaves clustered along the branches.
Tree or shrub (in south coastal areas), 1.5-10 m high, with epicormic buds. Fl. yellow-green, Sep to Dec or Jan. White or grey sand, laterite.
Dense prickly foliage and flowers packed tight as in a cauliflower marks this unusual Hakea. Its not the most attractive Hakea, but one of the more distinctive ones. It grows to about one metre high.
Erect to spreading shrub, 0.1-0.3 m high. Fl. yellow, Jan or Mar or May or Aug to Nov. White or red/yellow sand, loam or clay, often over limestone. Roadsides, depressions.
Straggling shrub to about half a metre tall. Leaves small and pointed. Flowers with three large winged petals, the outer part of the petal bright blue. The 2 smaller petals are brown and lack wings.
Dense shrub or tree (rarely), 0.8-4(-7) m high. Fl. yellow, Sep to Dec or Jan to May. White/grey sand. Coastal sand dunes & limestone.
Much-branched shrub, 0.3-4 m high. Fl. red/white-yellow, Apr to Nov. White sand, red clay, brown and white gravel, limestone. Plateaus, coastal cliffs, hillsides, road verges.
Tuberous, perennial, herb, 0.09-0.45 m high, horizontally arranged flowers. Grows in grey, brown or black sand, granitic loam. Sandy Banksia woodland, mallee woodland on margins of salt lakes.