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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.
 
See some of these wildflower in larger sized photos on our Flickr pages.
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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
Summer
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
Spring
Bridgetown, South West region, Western Australia and occurs through the South West and Perth regions, and to Abany.
Xanthosia atkinsoniana Southern Cross (above)
White flowers with a pattern of four at the top of the stem, grows in clumps.  Centre of flowers sometimes turn pink
Summer
Bridgetown, South West region, Western Australia and through the South West and Perth regions
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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.
Spring
Mullewa, Mid West region, Western Australia and occurs through the Mid West and Wheatbelt regions
Marchargee Nature Reserve, wood pear shaped seed pods at right.
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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
November
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 
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Xanthorrhoea preissii, Blackboy, Balga, Grass Tree
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. 
Spring
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
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