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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.
Lechenaultia biloba Blue Leschenaultia
A vivid blue, although colours can vary according to soil types. Five petals with three large
and two small, crinkly appearance due to shape and colouration of petals. A low growing bushy plant with prolific flowers.
South West Region, Western Australia and found through the Mid West, Wheatbelt, South West and Great Southern regions
Lechenaultia linarioides Yellow Leschenaultia
Yellow and peach Lechenaultia flowers on a shrub of around a metre in height.
and Port Gregory in the Mid West, and found in the coastal strip from Shark Bay to Perth, Western Australia
Labichea lanceolata Tall Labichea, Cassia, Senna, Spiny Butterfly Bush
A large shrub with Yellow flowers consiting of four overlapping
yellow petals. There are maroon markings on the top petal. Elongated leaves give rise to the name
A long flowering season
centred on Spring
Greenough River, and grows from Shark Bay to Perth and from Albany to Esperance, through the Mid West and Wheabelt,
and along the south coast.
Lachnostachys eriobotrya Lambswool Bush, Lamb's Tails
Deep purple flowers in groups along a the stem, with a wooly white calyx,
on a small shrub.
Marchagee Nature Reserve, and found through the Mid West and coastal areas of the northern Wheatbelt regions
with scattered occurences inland
Labichea punctata, Lance-leaved Cassia
A small prostrate shrub with tiny pale yellow flowers consisting of four petals.
Late September to October
Bridgetown, South West Region, Western Australia and found through the South West, into
the Great Southern to Albany, around Perth and surrounding Wheatbelt, and north from Perth along the coast to Leeman
A very tiny plant with white cluster flowers forming a pompom head. Flowers have three petals with three
sepals interspersed between them, and six stamens.
Bridgetown, South West Region, Western Australia and found throughout the
South West and Great Southern regions, through the Wheatbelt including north of Perth and along the south coast to Esperance
Why Lechanaultia not Leschenaultia?
This Genus is named for the botanist attached to the Baudin expedition to Australia, Jean
Baptiste Leschenault de la Tour. Robert Brown had met Leschenault and assumed to spell his name the French way without the 's'. However,
Bentham introduced the German spelling with the 's' and subsequent writers followed suit as the name was written Leschenaultia, but
reverted to Robert Brown's spelling in the 1950s. The common names of the species maintain the 's' as Leschenaultia. Ref:Wikipedia
Leptoceras menziesii, Rabbit Orchid
A small orchid with two white downward pointing petals, a pink topped petal shielding the
labellum, and two narrow upright dark maroon antenna-like petals forming the "rabbit ears"
West Region, Western Australia and found through the through the south west corner of the state between Lancelin and Albany, Great
Southern, Perth and Wheatbelt regions, and along the south coast to Esperance.
Leucophyta brownii, Cushion Bush, Silver Cushion Bush
A small to medium sized bush with silver blue leaves and ball shaped clusters
of tiny yellow flowers
Bridgetown, South West Region, Western Australia and found through the Mid West, Wheatbelt, South West
and Great Southern regions