Small straggling shrub with small heath-like leaves. Bright mauve-purple flowers in spring that tend to hang down obscuring the distinctive black centre.
Wiry low shrub common as understorey in heaths. Leaves opposite, arrow shaped with sharp points. Red and yellow pea flowers in the axils of upper leaves. Seed pods flat.
Terrestrial orchid. Green labellum with black central stripe. Locally common in moist forests.
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,
Low woody shrub. Yellow flowers with five petals, each with a distinctive notch at the outer end. Leaves small and linear.
Small ground orchid
Shrub with minty aromatic leaves. Grows in sheltered places near rocks or streams.
A scrambling ground cover with bright red flowers in spring, a vine that does not climb.
Wiry shrub to 2.5m tall. Stems and new shoots covered with rusty red hairs. Flowers are crowded in clusters. Calyx lobes are speckled outside with star shaped (stellate) hairs, smooth and pale inside.
Open shrub up to 2m tall growing as an understorey in open forest and woodland.
Perennial climber: Roots tuberous: Leaves annual but infrequent: Delicate flowers have three distinctly fringed petals held upon short branches. Flowers and stems dieback to regrow in Winter.
Upright stems to 60cm, leaves elongated and pointed. Flowers bright metallic purple with 6 sepals.
Prickly shrub with holly-like leaves that are whitish on the underside. Grows mostly in heathlands.
WA is not the only state to have smokbush. This one is found in the south east of the country. It grows to one or 2 metres tall, and has long thin leaves up to 20cm long.
Small ground orchid, usually one or two flowers on a slender stalk. Common in forested areas on well drained soil.