Showing 70 wildflowers from the Swan Coastal Plain 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
Arrowsmith Orchid

Arrowsmith Orchid

Classification: Orchidaceae - Caladenia - crebra

Greenish-yellow and brownish-red flowers. Grows between 250mm-500mm in height

Updated: 13 Oct 2014
Astroloma glaucescens

Astroloma glaucescens

Classification: Ericaceae - Astroloma - glaucescens

A low compact shrub with bright red tubular flowers. Small leaves are crowded along the stems and have very sharp points.

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
Astroloma xerophyllum

Astroloma xerophyllum

Classification: Ericaceae - Astroloma - xerophyllum

Erect shrub, 0.25-1 m high. Fl. white, Jul to Oct. Sandy & lateritic soils. Sandplains.

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
Blue Lace Flower

Blue Lace Flower

Classification: Araliaceae - Trachymene - coerulea

Photos taken on New Years Day 2015, flowers at the end of their season. Flowers blue/white/purple, Oct to Dec or Jan to Mar. Erect annual or biennial, herb, 0.1-2 m high. Sand, loam,

Updated: 03 Jan 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
Burrawang or Cycad

Burrawang or Cycad

Classification: Zamiaceae - Macrozamia - fraseri

Cycads are ancient cone bearing plants that do not produce flowers. They are very slow growing with palm-like leaves extending from a central trunk. Male and female cones are borne on separate plants.

Updated: 25 Mar 2014
Cape spider orchid

Cape spider orchid

Classification: Orchidaceae - Caladenia - caesarea

Photo by Graeme W. This yellow orchid is the cape spider, the very rare Caladenia caesarea.

Updated: 21 Nov 2014
Carbunup King Spider Orchid

Carbunup King Spider Orchid

Classification: Orchidaceae - Caladenia - procera

Photo by Graeme W. The Carbunup King Spider Orchid , Caladenia procera, a quite rare orchid found in a small area of the Dunsborough area

Updated: 21 Nov 2014
Carousel Orchid

Carousel Orchid

Classification: Orchidaceae - Caladenia - arenicola

Updated: 21 Nov 2014
Chapmans spider orchid

Chapmans spider orchid

Classification: Orchidaceae - Caladenia - chapmanii

Chapmans Spider Orchid Caladenia chapmanii comes in different colour forms from nearly white through to this one - nearly purple. Photo by Graeme W.

Updated: 21 Nov 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
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
Common Pinheath

Common Pinheath

Classification: Ericaceae - Styphelia - tenuiflora

Erect shrub, 0.2-1(-1.5) m high. Fl. white-cream, Mar to Jul. Mainly on gravelly lateritic soils.

Updated: 19 Nov 2014
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
Dunsborough spider orchid

Dunsborough spider orchid

Classification: Orchidaceae - Caladenia - viridescens

Photo by Graeme W. The Dunsborough spider orchid, Caladenia viridescens ,a very rare orchid with perhaps 20 plants left at best, found in the Dunsborough area.

Updated: 21 Nov 2014
Exotic spider orchid

Exotic spider orchid

Classification: Orchidaceae - Caladenia - nivalis

Photo by Graeme W. The vivid white and red orchid is the exotic spider orchid caladenia nivalis, from the dunsborough area.

Updated: 24 Aug 2014
Forrest Mantis Orchid

Forrest Mantis Orchid

Classification: Orchidaceae - Caladenia - attingens

photo by Graeme W.

Updated: 11 Oct 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
Grand Spider Orchid

Grand Spider Orchid

Classification: Orchidaceae - Caladenia - huegelii

Tuberous, perennial, herb, 0.25-0.6 m high. Fl. green & cream & red, Sep to Oct. Grey or brown sand, clay loam. Grand Spider Orchid is listed as Threatened Flora (Declared Rare Flora).

Updated: 21 Nov 2014
Grand spider orchid, Caladenia huegelii.

Grand spider orchid, Caladenia huegelii.

Classification: Orchidaceae - Caladenia - huegelii

Photo by Graeme W. Confirmed as Grand spider orchid, Caladenia huegelii. This red and white spider orchid only occurs in a very small area and flowers later than others Caladenias.

Updated: 31 Aug 2014
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
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