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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.
Xanthosa rotundifolia Southern Cross (at right)
White flowers with a pattern of four at the top of the stem, grows in clumps.
Centre of flowers sometimes turn pink
Albany, Great Southern region, Western Australia and Albany coastal areas
Xanthorrhoea gracilis Slender Blackboy, Graceful Grass Tree
A white flowering section on top of a long stem, from a low growing grass
tree which has no trunk
Bridgetown, South West region, Western Australia and occurs through the South West and Perth regions,
and to Abany.
Xanthosia atkinsoniana Southern Cross (above)
Foliage at right
White flowers with a pattern of four at the top of the stem, grows in
clumps. Centre of flowers sometimes turn pink
Bridgetown, South West region, Western Australia and through the South West
and Perth regions
Xylomelum angustifolium Sandplain Woody Pear
Cascades of creamy coloured cluster flowers on a bush or tree. These delicate flowers
produce wooden pear shaped seed pods.
Mullewa, Mid West region, Western Australia and occurs through the Mid West and Wheatbelt
Marchargee Nature Reserve, wood pear shaped seed pods at right.
Xanthosia heugelii, Heath Xanthosia (at left)
Pale green to cream flowers with a pattern of four at the top of the stem, on a very
small plant with hairy leaves and stem, with leaves tending to be in groups of three
Bridgetown, South West region, Western
Australia and through the South West and Great Southern regions, into the Wheatbelt, along the south coast to and further east than
Esperance, Perth region and coastal Wheatbelt to Geraldton
Xanthorrhoea preissii, Blackboy, Grass Tree, Balga, Baaluk or Balluk
A tall white flowering stem, from a grass tree which
grows a tall trunk over many years. Some of these were well over twice my height.
Bridgetown, South West region,
Western Australia and occurs through the South West and into the Great Southern to Albany, around Perth and further north, with scattered
occurrences to Geraldton