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These pages will feature some of the wildflowers we have photographed in Western Australia, and where possible, identified.  If you are able to help identify further flowers, or correct any I may have wrong, please contact us.
 
Information given for each species will give botanical name, known common names, describe the flower, give time of year it flowered, and where it was photographed, and the areas it occurs in.  Names have been matched to Florabase which has also been used to show distribution.
 
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Caladenia arrecta Reaching Spider Orchid
A clubbed leafed spider orchid with yellow petals with red stripe part way down the petals only, arms up-reaching in contrast to other spider orchids.  Red labellum. Hairy leaf as typical of Spider orchids shown above left. Flower above right appears to be unfurling
Spring
Bridgetown, South West Region, Western Australia and found in scattered locations from Toodyay to the north of Perth, Perth, South West, and mainly coastal areas from Perth to Esperance. 

Caesia micrantha (formerly Caesia parviflora) Pale Grass Lily

A tiny and delicate white six petalled lily with several flowers per stem, with mostly only one out a a time

Spring

Bridgetown, South West Region, Western Australia and found throughout the Great Southern, South West, Perth, coastal Wheatbelt and into the Mid West Regions

 

Caladenia flava Cowslip Orchid
Small yellow orchid which may have varying degrees of red splashes.  Short or very short stems usually with two or three flowers on the stem
Spring
Bridgetown, South West Region, Western Australia
Widespread through the South West, Perth. Wheatbelt, Mid West, Great Southern Regions, and occurs in the Goldfields 
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Caladenia flava x reptans (hybrid)
Small hybrid orchid with a variety of shades and patterns of pink mixed with yellow
Spring
Bridgetown, South West Region, Western Australia, and found in areas where both Caladenia flava and Caladenia reptans occur.
 
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Caladenia caesarea Mustard Orchid
A tall spider orchid with slender yellow petals tipped with red.  The wide yellow labellum has rows of red stripes (of calli)
October
Mayanup (Boyup Brook area), South West Region, Western Australia and found in scattered locations through the South West and Great Southern regions. 
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Caladenia falcata Fringed Mantis
A spider orchid with slender green or yellow petals striped with red. The yellow wide red tipped labellum has long side fringes. A red three pronged tip to the labellum
September
Gnowangerup, Great Southern Region, Western Australia and found through the South West, Wheatbelt,Great Southern and parts of the Goldfield regions. 
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Caladenia attingens, Forest Mantis
A medium sized green spider orchid withslender green or yellow petals faintly striped with red. The yellow wide dark red tipped labellum has side fringes. The wide yellow labellum has rows of dark red coloured calli
November
Bridgetown, South West Region, Western Australia and found in scattered locations through the south west corner of South West, lower Great Southern, and southern part of the Goldfields regions, along the south coast to well east of Esperance
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