Sources used for identification of wildflowers shown on these pages and regions where they occur see Credits
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.
of these wildflower in larger sized photos on our Flickr pages.
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
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
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
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
South West Region, Western Australia, and found in areas where both Caladenia flava and Caladenia reptans occur.
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)
Mayanup (Boyup Brook area), South West Region, Western Australia and found in scattered
locations through the South West and Great Southern regions.
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
Gnowangerup, Great Southern Region,
Western Australia and found through the South West, Wheatbelt,Great Southern and parts of the Goldfield regions.
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
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