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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.
Hakea lissocarpha Honeybush,
White, some pink tinges, shrub, flowers along stem
which has spiny leaves
Late Winter, Spring
South West Region, Western Australia and throughout the South West, Wheat Belt and Great Southern regions and in coastal areas from
Kalbarri to Esperance
Hakea amplexicaulis, Prickly Hakea (above)
White, along stem between prickly leaves on a low growing shrub
Bridgetown, South West
Region, Western Australia and though coastal strip between Perth and Albany.
Hakea francisiana, (at left) Pink Pokers, Grass Leaved Hakea, Cork Tree, Emu Tree, Bottlebrush Hakea, Pink Spike Hakea
bottlebush with lighter colour bristles on a tall shrub with elongated leaves
Sandstone, and found through the Mid West and Wheatbelt
regions, extending into the Goldfields and desert regions
Haemodorum species are also known as Bloodroot, due to an orange-red edible root. They have shiny dark brown flowers in November
December, from perennial leaves similar to Kangaroo Paws, to which they are related.
Haemodorum spicatum, Mardja (above)
Flowers up a tall slender stem giving a zigzag appearance. At right shows a very tall
stem that has shed seeds from the previous flowering season, with two new flower spikes growing.
Bridgetown, South West region,
Western Australia, and favours sandy soils, ranging from Geraldton to Esperance near the coast and through the South West region
Haemodorum discolor (above)
Brown flowers on tall branching stems
Wide ranging occurrence from Shark Bay to Esperance, including the
Mid West, Wheatbelt, Great Southern and in to into the Goldfields regions
Haemodorum laxum (at left)
Bobbly brown flowers at the end of tall stems
Similar range to above, and extending into the wheatbelt around
the Perth area.