Showing 64 wildflowers from the Jarrah Forest and Warren regions

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
Basketflower

Basketflower

Classification: Proteaceae - Adenanthos - obovatus

A lanky, erect, lignotuberous shrub, reaching about 1.5m high. Rounded or oval leaves are crowded along the branches. Flowers are quite large, orange-red with prominent hairy styles.

Updated: 15 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
Bee Orchid

Bee Orchid

Classification: Orchidaceae - Caladenia - discoidea

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.

Updated: 18 Jun 2019
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
Boranup Spider Orchid

Boranup Spider Orchid

Classification: Orchidaceae - Caladenia - boranup

Photo by Graeme W. One of the rare Caladenias only discovered in 2006 by Greg Bussell. Greg is perhaps the foremost expert on orchids in the lower and south west areas .

Updated: 24 Aug 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
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
Coastal spider orchid

Coastal spider orchid

Classification: Orchidaceae - Caladenia - abbreviata

Photo by Graeme W. One of the rarer orchids . This is the coastal spider orchid, Caladenia abbreviata. It flowers in November and is found in isolated pockets near Augusta.

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
Crowea angustifolia var. platyphylla

Crowea angustifolia var. platyphylla

Classification: Rutaceae - Crowea - angustifolia var. platyphylla

A slender erect shrub growing to about 2m. Soft leaves are elliptical in shape, about 2cm wide, with toothed margins. White or occasionally pink 5-petalled, star shaped flowers about 2.

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
Cut-leaf Banksia

Cut-leaf Banksia

Classification: Proteaceae - Banksia - praemorsa

One of many striking features of this dense shrub is the leaf shape that gives rise to the common name of Cut-leaf Banksia. The Latin name praemorsa means "bitten off" referring to the sharply cut

Updated: 22 Jan 2015
Dancing Spider Orchid

Dancing Spider Orchid

Classification: Orchidaceae - Caladenia - discoidea

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.

Updated: 18 Jun 2019
Donkey Orchid

Donkey Orchid

Classification: Orchidaceae - Diuris - Unknown

Updated: 12 Jan 2015
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
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