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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.
Oxalis perennans Native Oxalis, wood sorrell
Yellow, five petals on low growing cloverleaf like foliage with three semi divided
Late winter, Spring
Bridgetown, South West Region, Western Australia, found from Shark Bay to Eucla and areas to
the southwest of this line, with reported specimens from locations further inland, inlcuding near Newman and Wiluna
Olearia paucidentata Autumn Scrub Daisy
Small clusters of white daisies of around 1.5 centimetres in diametre in clusters at the tops
of the stems, which have short narrow leaves. Centre of flowers is purple.
Bridgetown, South West Region, Western Australia
and found through the South West and into the Wheatbelt Region, with some found coastal north of Perth and east of Esperance.
Opercularia hispidula, Hispid Stinkweed, Hispid Sourgrass
Upright plants with tiny flowers emerging near the leaves. Flowers
are a fan of grey/lilac stamens.
Bridgetown, South West Region, Western Australia and found through the South West and
into the Great Southern Region, along the south to east of Esperance. A few occurrences further inland.
Orobanche minor, Lesser Broomrape
Alien to Western Australia
This small parasitic plant with mauve tubular flowers up a short stem is
commonly seen through the bush in the south west as well as in gardens and paddocks.
Bridgetown, South West region, Western
Australia and can be found from Shark Bay to east of Esperance, through the Gascoyne, Mid West, Wheatbelt, South West, GreatSouthern and Goldfields regions.
A small shrub with light green leaves, yellow buds and small five petalled white star flowers with a yellow centre
Bridgetown and found through the South West, Wheatbelt, Great Southern and north of Perth to Geraldton
Orianthera serpyllifolia subsp. angustifolia (formerly Logania serpyllifolia subsp. angustifolia)
Tiny white five petalled flowers
on a low growing plant. There is a centre stamen and five white pointed stamens facing out between the petals
South West region, Western Australia, and found through the South West and the south coastal strip to Esperance
Orianthera serpyllifolia (formerly Logania serpyllifolia) at left
Tiny white five petalled flowers on a low growing plant. There
is a centre stamen and five white pointed stamens facing out between the petals. This plant was from a coastal area and the
foliage appears slightly succulent
Augusta, South West region, Western Australia, and found in the South West corner of the state
from Perth to Albany and along the south coastal strip to Esperance