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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.
 
See some of these wildflower in larger sized photos on our Flickr pages.
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Dampiera linearis, Bridgetown, Western Australia 
This specimen resembles # Dampiera luteiflora and was found ninety kilometres west of Warburton, Western Australia which is outside of the listed range for Dampiera luteiflora
Flower has three "double" petals pointed downwards and two shorter petals pointingupwards or curling upwards
September
Great Central Road ninety kilometres west of Warburton,
Western Australia, and found through the northern Wheatbelt, inland Mid West, Goldfields and into desert areas.
  
 
 
Dampiera at Marchagee Nature Reserve, Western Australia 
Dampiera at Bridgetown, Western Australia 
Dampiera at Marchagee Nature Reserve, Western Australia 
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Darwinia capitellata, was named as a separate species to Darwinia diosmoides in 1983, and grows further north than the range of Darwinia diosmoides.
A medium shrub with ball shaped clusters of small pale pink tubular five petalled flowers with an elongated pink stamen and a number of short black tipped stamens.  Short succulent leaves.
September
Kalbarri National Park, Mid West, Western Australia, and occurs in the Mid West, northern Wheatbelt and Murchison regions. 
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Dampiera in a pastel blue shade with yellow centre at Bridgetown, Western Australia 
Dampiera lavandulacea and Dampiera linearis Common Dampiera are included in this photo selection, without certainty as to which is which. 
 
Dampiera varieties can be found in all parts of the state, particularly in the south west corner south west of a line from Shark Bay to Esperance.   
 
Dampiera is a member of the large Goodeniaceae family which also includes Lechenaultia, Scaevola, Goodenia, Velleia and a number of other genuses. These are five petalled flowers, usually with three petals larger than the other two, and each petal appears to be made of two overlapping petals with a seam, and a division at the end. 
 
Differentiation between the genera in the Goodeniaceae family is difficult for the amateur.
Dampiera flowers can be found in various shades of purple and blue, many with a white or yellow area at the centre of the flower and are mostly frilly in appearance.  A yellow variety # Dampiera luteiflora Yellow Dampiera occurs inland through the northern Wheatbelt, inland Mid West, Goldfields and into desert areas.
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Dampiera linearis, Bridgetown, Western Australia 
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Dampiera sacculata, Pouched Dampiera
A rich blue Dampiera flower which has three "double" petals pointed downwards and two shorter petals pointing upwards.  Sprays of flower heads from a small sprawling plant
September
Near Peak Charles National Park in sandplains, and found Great Southern, southernmost Goldfields and into the Wheatbelt regions
 
 
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Dampiera alata, Winged-stem Dampiera
A rich blue Dampiera flower which has three frilled edge petals pointed downwards and two shorter petals pointing upwards.  Sprays of flower heads from a short upright plant, with a stem of flat appearance due to the two edge 'wings' down the stem.  Irregular shaped leaves as in the photo above right.
White variation with touches of purple at right, with inset of flower which has been somewhat nibbled.
September-October
Bridgetown, and found throughout the South West, Perth, and parts of the Great Southern regions, into the Wheatbelt and north to the Mid West.