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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.
Scaevola canescens Grey Scaevola
White five petalled flowers in a fan shape on a small bush with elongated leaves.
Wheatbelt region, Western Australia and grows along the coastal strip from Shark Bay to Bunbury
Scaevola crassifolia Thick-leaved Fan-flower
White five petalled flowers in a fan shape on a bush with fleshy rounded leaves with
a slightly serrated edge
Above seen in September at Port Gregory, Mid West region, Western Australia
Above right seen in
March at Augusta, South West region, Westen Australia
Found close to the coast from Eighty Mile Beach to Eucla favouring
coastal dunes and limestone cliffs
Scaevola calliptera, Royal Robe
Purple five petalled flowers with a yellow centre, and petals spread out more evenly than the one sides
fans of other Scaevola. On a low growing creeping plant with 'hairy' leaves. Similar to Dampiera varieties, this flower
is slightly larger.
Spring and has a long flowering season.
Bridgetown, South West Region, Western Australia and found through
the South West region, and from Perth to Albany
Scaevola glandulifera, Viscid Hand-flower
A lilac fan flower with white centre. Fleshy leaves along the stems as can
be seen in the photos below. November December
Bridgetown, South West region, Western Australia and found through the Mid West, Wheatbelt,
South West and Great Southern regions
Scaevola and this flower may be a colour variation of Scaevola calliptera above.
This plant had flowers of varying degrees of lilac
and mauve. Purple Scaevola calliptera were adjacent.
Bridgetown, South West Region, Western Australia
means "left handed" in Latin, with the placement of the five petals of the flower resembling a hand. Due to the shape, Scaevola
are also called Fan Flowers.
Small white flowers up a tall and flexible stem, with little or no foliage (see photo at left)
West Region, Western Australia and occurs in the coastal strip from Exmouth to Esperance, throughout the South West and lower
Great Southern regions, favouring winter wet or swampy locations
Scaevola spinescens, Currant Bush, Prickly Fan-flower, Maroon Bush, Murin Murin, Poontoo
Small white fan flowers on a bush
with slender flat leaves, with thorns along the stems
Mullewa, Mid West region, Western Australia and occurs through
most of the state including the desert regions, but with the exception of the south west corner including much of the weahtbelt,
and exlcuding the Kimberley apart from the coastal areas around Broome.
Under the name Maroon Bush, it is well known asa herbal
tea said to cure some cancers and other alilments. See Natural Cancer Treatment