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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.
Gastrolobium calycinum York Road Poison (member of the large Pea family Fabaceae)
This and many plants of the Gastrolobium family are
poisonous if eaten by livestock. Orange and yellow pea flowers on a small shrub with hard pointed leaves.
in the wheatbelt above left, Bridgetown above right, and found through much of the Wheatbelt, and into parts of the South West and
Great Southern regions
Glischrocaryon flavescens Popflower, Golden Pennants, Pale Yellow Pop-flower
Pale yellow cluster on a branched stem, and four
winged seed pods (poppers). Little or no foliage
Marchagee Nature Reserve, Wheatbelt and found through the Wheatbelt,
Mid West, Great Southern and Goldfields regions.
Gompholobium capitatum Yellow Pea
A medium sized yellow pea flowers in small clusters on a shrub with light coloured needle shaped leaves,
and hairy leaves and buds
Photo at right shows seed pods bursting open to distribute seeds.
Late Spring, Early Summer
West Region, Western Australia, and confined to the south west corner of the state between Perth and Albany
Very small yellow pea flowers on a prostrate plant with oval leaves in trios. Thorn on tip
of each leave.
October November and also seen in January
Bridgetown, South West Region, Western Australia and found
through the South West, Great Southern and Wheatbelt, and in coastal areas from Geraldton to Esperance.
Gastrolobium praemorsum, sold in garden nurseries as Brown Butterfly or Bronze Butterfly (member of the large Pea family Fabaceae)
red beak shaped flower from a sprawling ground level shrub, with shield shaped leaves
Mayanup area (Boyup Brook Shire)
and occurs through the Great Southern, parts of the South West and Perth regions
A cluster of lilac pea flowers around the top of a plant with fine needle like leaves up the stem
area, South West Region, Western Australia, and ranges in areas near the coast from Dongara to Esperance, and further into the
Great Southern and South West regions
Gastrolobium parviflorum, Box Poison, Marlock Poison.
A number of different Gastrolobium species are commonly called Box Poison. Orange, red and yellow pea flowers on a small shrub with strip shaped leaves.
Gnowangerup and also
seen from Esperance to Jerramungup and to Gnowangerup. Occurs throughout the Wheatbelt and Great Southern regions, and extends
into the South West, Mid West and Goldfields regions.
Glischrocaryon aureum, Common Popflower
Yellow cluster on a long stem, and four winged seed pods (poppers).
Little or no foliage
Bridgetown, South West Region, Western Australia and occurs through area a large area of the state, from
Shark Bay southwards, including the South West, Southern Perth, Wheatbelt, Mid West and Goldfields regions, with scattered occurrences
through the desert areas.
This and many plants of the Gastrolobium family are poisonous if eaten by livestock. There are over 100 species of Gastrolobium
and all but two occur in Western Australia.