|Silky Swainson-Pea Swainsona sericea Fabaceae, south of Canberra, a threatened species.|
The flowers are waved high above the ground-clinging foliage.
|Firewood Banksia Banksia menziesii, Badgingarra NP, Western Australia.|
As with many flower spikes, the hundreds of flowers here are opening from the base - the top half
of the spike presently comprises buds.
|Rose Banjine Pimelea rosea, Cape le Grande NP, Western Australia.|
|Candles Stackhousia monogyna Stackhousiaceae, Canberra.|
A very common spring flower round here; the spikes are far more obvious than the individual small flowers.
|Billy Button Craspedia sp., Namadgi National Park, above Canberra.|
|Olearia tenuifolia, Mount Tennent, south of Canberra.|
The purple sterile ray florets contrast dramatically with the fertile yellow disc florets.
|Alpine Paper Daisy Xerochrysum subundulatum, Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales.|
The bracts are stiff and shiny (hence the common name).
|Flannel Flower Actinotus helianthus Apiaceae, Pilliga NP, New South Wales.|
Here the tiny flowers can be clearly made out if the picture is enlarged, surrounded by
soft 'flannel-like' bracts.
|Royal Hakeas in the landscape, Fitzgerald River NP.|
The species only grows in this park, one of the most botanically diverse places on earth.
|Buttercup Ranunculus sp. Tallong, New South Wales.|
The shiny petals are due to a layer of reflective subsurface cells.