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.
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.
The bluest of all wild flowers.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Erect tree or shrub, to 12 m high, with epicormic buds. Fl. red/orange/yellow/cream, Jan to Dec. White or grey sand, black sandy loam, limestone, granite, quartz.
A high rainfall late flowering spider orchid growing between 300 and 600 mm tall,with a single hairy leaf.The orchid can have up to three variably red, green,
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.
Dioecious (separate male and female plants) rhizomatous, caespitose (tufted) perennial, herb, 0.25-0.7 m high. Fl. white, May to Aug. White, grey, yellow or black peaty sand, lateritic soils.
Iridescent red and green flowers make Mangles Kangaroo Paw one of Australia's most recognised wildflowers. It is a rhizotomous perennial with long, grey-green linear leaves up to 60 cm long.
Shrub, 0.3-3 m high. Fl. yellow, May to Dec. Sandy soils, clay loam over laterite. Low-lying areas, swamps, near watercourses.
Common Beak Orchid Grows 50 - 300mm Dark green red blotched basal leaf Red and White flowers A common orchid in the south west but only flowers after fire.
Bushy, erect to sprawling, pungent shrub, (0.3-)0.5-3 m high. Fl. yellow, Jul to Oct. White, yellow or red sand. Coastal or near coastal sandplains & sand dunes.
Photo by Graeme W.
Decumbent to erect annual, herb, 0.01-0.065 m high. Fl. white-cream/yellow, Oct to Dec or Jan. Variety of soils. Moist situations.
Tuberous, perennial, herb, 0.25-0.7 m high. Fl. green & red, Nov to Dec or Jan to Apr. White-grey sand, loam, granite. Sand dunes, outcrops, swamps.
Photo by Graeme W. The Slipper orchid, Cryptostylis ovata found all over the southwest of WA especially near rivers and creeks.
Tuberous, perennial, herb or climber, 0.3-1.1 m high. Deep sand, loamy soils.
Tree or shrub, 1.5-12 m high, with epicormic buds. Fl. yellow/orange-yellow, Mar to Aug. Grey or black peaty sand. Low-lying, seasonally damp areas, along watercourses