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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.
Isotoma hypocrateriformis Woodbridge Poison, Lobelia
Lilac, light purple, five petals, upper two smaller, and the bottom one the largest.
Darker purple marks near centre. Flowers can vary from white, pink through shades of lilac and mauve. No visible foliage
Late Spring and Summer
Bridgetown, South West Region, Western Australia and can be found in the Mid West, Wheatbelt,
South West and Great Southern Regions and between Kalbarri and Esperance
Isotropis cuneifolia Grandmotherís bonnets, Grannyís bonnets, common lamb poison (member of the large Pea family Fabaceae)
with a black veined pattern on rear of the yellow standard and a red centre, on a low growing flowing shrub with leaves that
widen to an indented tip.
Bridgetown, South West Region, Western Australia and found in the Mid West, Wheatbelt, South West
and Great Southern Regions and between Shark Bay and Esperance
Isotoma petraea, Rock Isotome, Wild Tobacco
Pale mauve to pink, five petals, on a small bushy plant with broad serrated edged leaves.
Grows in cracks and dips on granite outcrops.
Elachbutting Rock in the northern Wheatbelt and found through inland areas of the
northern Wheatbelt, Goldfields, Mid West, Gascoyne, Pilbara and into the desert as far as the Northern Territory border and beyond,
being found through the other states as well. Photo above right was taken in South Australia, and used here to show foliage.