Non-lignotuberous tree or shrub, growing to 10 m high. Flowerheads are cream & orange and a produced from Feb to Aug. Grows in white or grey/yellow sand, sandy loam, brown clay, laterite, granite.
Erect shrub, 0.25-1 m high. Fl. white, Jul to Oct. Sandy & lateritic soils. Sandplains.
Large, open shrub, pin cushion like flowers in a rusty orange colour with tough holly-like leaves.
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.
A small perennial herb with erect green-yellow leaves, occurring with a height between 0.2 to 1.8 metres. The leaves are strap-like, between 200 and 500 mm long,
A straggly shrub to about 50cm with small leaves. Flowers large, to about 3cm across. Petals with large wings. Various shades of intense, electric blue
Chamaescilla corymbosa var. corymbosa is an ephemeral (ie short lived) herb. Linear, strap shaped leaves grow from a tuber. Flowers about 2cm across have 6 tepals,
This prostrate, mat forming pea plant was growing on the road shoulder in gravel. The leafless stems are flattened to function as leaves. The species name (aphyllum) means "without leaves".
The orchid normally has rich yellow petals some times white to pale yellow are seen. The labellum is white with pale red markings. A version with red petals can be found.
A standout small shrub with heathlike foliage and conspicuous flowers. Flowers have 5 petals. The calyx remains on the plant long after the flowers have faded,
Distinct 5 petal light blue flower with darker blue centre. It has five small inner petal-like structures. It has a thin stalk and leaves are hard to find.
Low growing in sandy/gravelly soil. Rich rusty-orange and yellow colouring.
Grows to 35cm in height. Early Flowering
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.
Short tufted plants with strap-like leaves to 20cm.
Erect, multi-stemmed, lignotuberous shrub, 0.3-2 m high. Fl. white-other, Jul to Dec. Sand, gravel, laterite. Sandplains.
The common white spider orchid, is probably the most misidentified orchid in WA. While common, it has different forms in different areas making for a difficult identification.
A low sprawling shrub to 1.5m tall. Leaves small. Each of the 5 petals edged with a fringe of hairs. Flowers about 2cm across.
Small tufted perennial with pointed grass-like leaves. About 25cm tall. Common growing in sand among heath.
Flowers about 2cm across. Petals with bright orange/red spots. One or two furry leaves. Often flowering in colonies.
Glabrous perennial, with spikes of creamy-white flowers on erect stems. Grows to 35cm tall with a tufted habit.
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.
A sparse shrub growing about 1.5m high and forming a dense roadside colony. Flowers at the ends of branches, each with 4 pale mauve "stalked" petals and 5 sepals.
Springtime splendour, when vast areas of red sand come alight with these amazing everlastings. Slender upright herb, leaves elongated. Flowers in heads 2 to 3cm across that can be white,