Showing 89 wildflowers from the Esperance Plains region

Acacia glaucoptera - Flat Wattle

Acacia glaucoptera - Flat Wattle

Classification: Fabaceae - Acacia - glaucoptera

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.

Updated: 31 Aug 2014
Adenanthos venosus

Adenanthos venosus

Classification: Proteaceae - Adenanthos - venosus

A straggling low shrub. Leaves are broadly oval ending in a point with numerous longitudinal veins. Small dusky red flowers are slightly furry.

Updated: 17 Nov 2014
Albany or Swamp Daisy

Albany or Swamp Daisy

Classification: Myrtaceae - Actinodium - cunninghamii

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.

Updated: 21 Nov 2014
Amyema melaleucae

Amyema melaleucae

Classification: Loranthaceae - Amyema - melaleucae

Aerial shrub, hemiparasitic on stems. Fl. pink & red, Jan to Apr or Aug to Nov. Exclusively on Melaleuca.

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
Anarthria

Anarthria

Classification: Anarthriaceae - Anarthria - scabra

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.

Updated: 25 Jul 2014
Banksia

Banksia

Classification: Proteaceae - Banksia - media

tentative identification

Updated: 12 Jan 2015
Barrens Regelia

Barrens Regelia

Classification: Myrtaceae - Regelia - velutina

Sparsely branched woody shrub to 3m. Oval leaves about 1cm long in 4 distinct rows along the stems, slightly grey in colour.

Updated: 11 Jun 2014
Barrens Regelia

Barrens Regelia

Classification: Myrtaceae - Regelia - velutina

Updated: 15 Dec 2014
Bell-fruited Mallee

Bell-fruited Mallee

Classification: Myrtaceae - Eucalyptus - preissiana subsp. preissiana

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.

Updated: 28 Aug 2014
Bird  Orchid

Bird Orchid

Classification: Orchidaceae - Pterostylis - barbata

Updated: 12 Jan 2015
Bird Orchid

Bird Orchid

Classification: Orchidaceae - Pterostylis - barbata

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,

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
Black Kennedia or Black Coral Pea

Black Kennedia or Black Coral Pea

Classification: Fabaceae - Kennedia - nigricans

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

Updated: 02 Feb 2015
Blue Hakea

Blue Hakea

Classification: Proteaceae - Hakea - lehmanniana

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,

Updated: 11 Apr 2015
Blue Lady Orchid

Blue Lady Orchid

Classification: Orchidaceae - Thelymitra - crinita

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.

Updated: 11 Jan 2015
Blue waxflower

Blue waxflower

Classification: Rutaceae - Philotheca - nodiflora

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.

Updated: 13 Apr 2015
Bull Banksia

Bull Banksia

Classification: Proteaceae - Banksia - grandis

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.

Updated: 21 Nov 2014
Cauliflower Hakea

Cauliflower Hakea

Classification: Proteaceae - Hakea - corymbosa

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.

Updated: 19 Oct 2014
Chinnock

Chinnock

Classification: Aizoaceae - Gunniopsis - calcarea

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.

Updated: 21 Nov 2014
Claw Lechenaultia

Claw Lechenaultia

Classification: Goodeniaceae - Lechenaultia - heteromera

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.

Updated: 21 Nov 2014
Claw Lechenaultia

Claw Lechenaultia

Classification: Goodeniaceae - Lechenaultia - heteromera

Updated: 17 Dec 2014
Coastal Wattle

Coastal Wattle

Classification: Fabaceae - Acacia - cyclops

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.

Updated: 20 Nov 2014
Cockies Tongues

Cockies Tongues

Classification: Fabaceae - Templetonia - retusa

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.

Updated: 26 Apr 2015
Correa backhouseana var. coriacea

Correa backhouseana var. coriacea

Classification: Rutaceae - Correa - backhouseana var. coriacea

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
Dense Clawflower

Dense Clawflower

Classification: Myrtaceae - Calothamnus - pinifolius

Updated: 15 Dec 2014
Dolphin Wattle

Dolphin Wattle

Classification: Fabaceae - Acacia - delphina

Triangular, dolphin shaped phyllodes (modified leaf stalks that look like and act as leaves) is the memorable characteristic of this small shrub.

Updated: 31 Aug 2014
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