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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.
Kennedia coccinea (aboveand above right) Coral Creeper, Coral Vine
Orange with pink pea flower with yellow at base of standard, in
clusters on a climbing vine
Bridgetown, South West Region, Western Australia and occurs mainly cloet to the coastal strip between
Perth and Esperance, with some found further north and inland.
Kennedia carinata Clover Carpet
Red pea flower with yellow at the base of the standard. Ground creeper
Bridgetown, South West Region, Western Australia found through the South West, and around the south coast as far as Albany, around
Perth and extending north.
Seringia hermanniifolia (formerly Keraudrenia hermanniifolia) Crinkle-leaved Firebush can now be seen under S
Kunzea pulchella Granite Kunzea
Usually bright red, with a fluffy flower which has one stamen, on a small shrub
near Nungarin in the Wheatbelt region Western Australia and occurs on and near granite outcrops throughout the Wheatbelt and into
Kennedia prostrata, Scarlet Runner, Running Postman
Red elongated pea flower with yellow at the base of the standard. Ground creeper.
The photo at left has a white flower, being an "albino" variation
Bridgetown, South West Region, Western
Australia found from Shark Bay to Esperance, through the Mid West, Wheatbelt, South West, Great Southern and parts of the Goldfields
Kunzea glabrescens, Spearwood and Kunzea ericifolia is very similar
A tall growing shrub with upright branches (these have been pulled
down to photograph)
Bridgetown, South West region Western Australia and occurs in the South West and adjacent wheatbelt,
around Perth, the coastline north to Cervantes, and in the lower Great Southern to Albany.
Kingia australis, Bullanock, Kingia. Kingia australis is the only Kingia in the genus
A grass tree which grows tall and slender
with blackened trunk, and has needle like leave similar to Xanthorrhoea. Flowers come as a cluster of pompoms. The photo
above shows rapid regeneration with a mass of flowers after a severe wildfire. Kingias can grow to six metres in height.
of developing flowers taken in March but they usually flower in winter
Northcliffe, South West region, Western Australia, and found
in areas in the coastal strip from Albany to Perth, with occasional colonies being found further north