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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.
Waitzia acuminata Yellow Everlasting, Orange Immortelle
The specimen at right was well past its prime, but shows the 'everlasting'
effect of these flowers.
An all yellow paper flower, with multiple blooms per stem. These are taller growing that most Spring
flowering paper flowers
Found throughout much of the state with the exception of the northern Pilbara and Kimberley regions.
Waitzia acuminata var. albicans Paper Daisy, Everlastings, Poached-egg Daisy
Cluster of white everlasting flowers with deep layers
of papery petals with a prominent yellow centre. Can be pink on the outside as the open, giving a three colour effect.
These were photographed at Ajana and on the Nangetty-Walkaway Road, Mid West region, Western Australia. Some occurences
through the Wheatbelt, and occasional finds outside of these areas.
Westringia dampieri Shore Westringia, Coastal Rosemary
Shrub around one metre high, white flowers with three narrow petals
pointing down and two wider petals pointing upwards. Red speckles on the lower petals from centre. Close up shows
Photographed in March, near the end of its flowering season.
Albany coastal, and occurs near the coast from
Shark Bay to Perth and along most of the south coast of Western Australia
This tiny white flower has six petals, with a bulbous purple centre on female flowers. The second photo shows the
size of the flower compared to a five cent piece.
July to September
Bridgetown, and occurs through the South West, the Wheatbelt
south of Perth, the Great Southern and along the southern coast.
Wahlenbergia capensis, Cape Bluebell
Alien to Western Australia
A small blue to purple five petalled flower, with the appearance of
a small five part flower in the centre, lifted above the rest of the flower. This differs from native Wahlenbergia, having a
dark centre to the flower. Single flower at the top of a long slender stem.
Munglinup, and found in the South West, Mid
West, Wheatbelt, and Great Southern regions, as well as the coastal parts of the Goldfields region
Wahlenbergia, Native Bluebell, Tufted Bluebell (Wahlenbergia communis), or Annual Bluebell (Wahlenbergia gracilenta). I have
inadequate photos to confirm species.
A very small blue to purple five petalled flower (sometimes four), with the appearance
of a small three to five part flower in the centre, lifted above the rest of the flower. Flower is at the top of a
long very slender stem which tends to sprawl and twist amongst other vegetation. Foliage along the lower portion of the stem
shown at right, with slender elongated leaves with an irregular edge. Stem is hairy.
Photos below are of specimens with a stiff more upright stem with less foliage and no obvious hairs, and were found growing in
a different location to those above.
Bridgetown. Wahlenbergia gracilenta occurs on locations throughout the
South West, Mid West, Wheatbelt, Great Southern and Goldfields regions, with some seen in the Pilbara. Wahlenbergia communis
occurs in a number of locations within the South West, Mid West, Wheatbelt, Great Southern, Goldfields, and Pilbara regions including
in the desert near the Northern Territory border.