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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.
of these wildflower in larger sized photos on our Flickr pages.
Elythranthera brunonis Purple Enamel Orchid, Purple Enamelled Orchid (above)
A shining purple orchid with five petals of which the
tips turn back, single or several flowers on a stem, maroon spotted buds. Hood effect from labellum. Colours vary from blue to pink.
Bridgetown, South West Region, and found through much of the South West, Wheat Belt and Great Southern regions, and the south
coast to Esperance.
Eremaea beaufortioides Round Leaf Eremaea, Orange Eremaea
Low shrub with bright orange flowers consisting of a ring of fine orange
spikes with yellow tips, and are a similar flowers to Eucalyptus.
Nangetty-Walkaway Road and found on the coastal strip
of the Mid West and Wheatbelt Regions, from the Geraldton area to Perth
Eremophila forrestii Wilcox Bush
Pink tubular flowers on a bush with light silvery green oval leaves.
occurs in the Pilbara, Mid West, Goldfields, and inland desert areas.
Eremophila. These two different eremophila bushes with flowers in shades of lilac and mauve were seen in the Kimberley.
Eremophila. There are many species of what is commonly known as Poverty Bush or Emu Bush, being small shrubs with attractive tubular
flowers in a range of colours including shades of purple, pink and red,and occasionally in white and yellow. Found through
the state, with the exception of the south west corner and northern Kimberley.
Echium plantagineum, Paterson's Curse, Salvation Jane
Alien to Western Australia
A small shrub with purple and pale blue flowers.
Very invasive and widespread
Yalgoo region, Western Australia and can be found from Shark Bay to the South Australian
border east of Esperance, through the Gascoyne, Mid West, Wheatbelt, Great Southern and Goldfields regions.
Elythranthera emarginata, Pink Enamel Orchid
Pink Enamel Orchids can come in shades of mauve to pink, petals are more pointed and
less curled back than Elythranthera brunonis, Purple Enamel Orchid. It also has a different shaped column, and grows from a
single leaf which is slightly more rounded than the Purple Enamel Orchid leaf. Dark pink spots of buds (rear of petals),
with spotty sometime evident on the face of the flower
Bridgetown, and occurs through the South West, Great Southern, and
Perth regions, and extends into the wheatbelt and along the coast to the north of Perth.