Showing 47 wildflowers from the Jarrah Forest region

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 coccinea

Banksia coccinea

Classification: Proteaceae - Banksia - coccinea

Erect open woody shrub to 4 or 5m high. Leaves ovate or roughly rectangular with toothed margins. Flowers are arranged in short cylindrical spikes about 6-7cm long and 7cm in diameter.

Updated: 20 Nov 2014
Beaufortia macrostemon

Beaufortia macrostemon

Classification: Myrtaceae - Beaufortia - macrostemon

Spreading shrub, 0.1-0.4 m high. Fl. red, Sep to Dec or Jan. Gravelly lateritic soils.

Updated: 26 Nov 2014
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 Lechenaultia

Blue Lechenaultia

Classification: Goodeniaceae - Lechenaultia - biloba

The bluest of all wild flowers.

Updated: 17 Dec 2014
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
Candle Cranberry

Candle Cranberry

Classification: Ericaceae - Astroloma - ciliatum

Prostrate, mat-like or diffuse shrub, 0.05-0.3 m high. Fl. purple-red/red-black, May to Oct. Lateritic soils, sand over limestone. Variety of habitats

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
Chrismas spider orchid

Chrismas spider orchid

Classification: Orchidaceae - Caladenia - serotina

Photo by Graeme W. The Chrismas spider orchid a late flowering orchid, caladenia serotina found over a wide area of the south west of WA.

Updated: 18 Aug 2014
Club-lipped spider orchid.

Club-lipped spider orchid.

Classification: Orchidaceae - Caladenia - corynephora

photo by Graeme W. The Club-lipped spider orchid, Caladenia corynephora, found in isolated pockets over the south west of WA

Updated: 21 Nov 2014
Common Dampiera

Common Dampiera

Classification: Goodeniaceae - Dampiera - linearis

Low lying preferring gravel type soils prominent along side gravel based roads

Updated: 26 Apr 2015
Common Smokebush

Common Smokebush

Classification: Proteaceae - Conospermum - stoechadis

Erect, multi-stemmed, lignotuberous shrub, 0.3-2 m high. Fl. white-other, Jul to Dec. Sand, gravel, laterite. Sandplains.

Updated: 26 Nov 2014
Common spider orchid

Common spider orchid

Classification: Orchidaceae - Caladenia - vulgata

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.

Updated: 18 Aug 2014
Coral Vine

Coral Vine

Classification: Fabaceae - Kennedia - coccinea

Multicoloured pea flowers stand out on this twining climber. It has glossy green leaves made up of 3 distinct leaflets. Flowers are about 2cm across,

Updated: 07 Dec 2014
Corky Honeymyrtle

Corky Honeymyrtle

Classification: Myrtaceae - Melaleuca - suberosa

Straggling low shrub to about 1m. Branches covered with thick ridged corky grey bark. Pinkish-mauve flowers produced directly on woody stems. Grows in sandy areas

Updated: 26 Apr 2015
Couch honey-pot

Couch honey-pot

Classification: Proteaceae - Banksia - dallaneyi

It was known as a Dryandra until 2007, when all Dryandra species were transferred to the Genus Banksia. It is a prostrate shrub endemic to Western Australia.

Updated: 08 Jun 2014
Fuchsia Grevillea

Fuchsia Grevillea

Classification: Proteaceae - Grevillea - bipinnatifida

Spreading, lignotuberous shrub, 0.2m-1 m high. Fl. orange-red, Mar or May to Dec or Jan. Granitic soils, sand, loamy clay, lateritic soils. Granite outcrops, hills, sometimes winter-wet flats.

Updated: 21 Nov 2014
Graceful Honeymyrtle

Graceful Honeymyrtle

Classification: Myrtaceae - Melaleuca - radula

Shrub, 0.3-2.4 m high. Fl. pink-purple/white, Jul to Nov. Sandy, often gravelly soils over granite or laterite. Associated with granite rocks or watercourses.

Updated: 25 Mar 2015
Grass Tree

Grass Tree

Classification: Xanthorrhoeaceae - Xanthorrhoea - australis

Grows on poor sandy or stony soils. Thick trunk carries wiry leaves usually over 1 metre long. Small flowers are arranged on a thick spike up to 3m long, held on a smooth,

Updated: 07 Sep 2015
Grevillea quercifolia

Grevillea quercifolia

Classification: Proteaceae - Grevillea - quercifolia

Straggly to sprawling shrub, 0.3-0.7 m high. Fl. pink/red/purple, Jul to Dec. Sand, loam, often with gravel, laterite

Updated: 25 Oct 2014
Hakea elliptica

Hakea elliptica

Classification: Proteaceae - Hakea - elliptica

Shrub with woody branches. Small orange coloured new leaves are covered with reddish brown hairs and are dwarfed by the very large leaves.

Updated: 21 Jan 2015
Hakea marginata

Hakea marginata

Classification: Proteaceae - Hakea - marginata

An open shrub to about 4 or 5 metres tall. Leaves are tough, elliptical in shape with a sharp point and slightly thickened, entire margins. Clusters of small white flowers appear in the leaf axils.

Updated: 24 Nov 2014
Jug Orchid

Jug Orchid

Classification: Orchidaceae - Pterostylis - recurva

Unusual striped flowers make the jug orchid unmistakeable. The plant grows up to about half a meter tall with several elongated leaves clasping the flowering stem.

Updated: 18 Jul 2014
Kick Bush

Kick Bush

Classification: Ericaceae - Astroloma - pallidum

Usually prostrate or sometimes diffuse to erect shrub, 0.05-0.3(-0.4) m high. Fl. yellow/cream, Jan to Dec. Yellow/grey sand, red/brown laterite gravel, brown clay to sandy clay, ironstone, limestone.

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
Kingia

Kingia

Classification: Dasypogonaceae - Kingia - australis

Not a grasstree, although Kingia does look like one, especially when not in flower. Kingia has a thick trunk made up of accumulated leaf bases. The trunk is usually (but not always) unbranched.

Updated: 17 Aug 2014
Lesser Bottlebrush

Lesser Bottlebrush

Classification: Myrtaceae - Callistemon - phoeniceus

One of only two 'true' bottlebrushes in WA. Tall to small tree or shrub, 1-6 m high. Fl. red, Sep to Dec or Jan. Sandy soils, laterite. Often along watercourses.

Updated: 02 Dec 2014
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