|Acacia acradenia, an uncommon wattle scattered across the northern deserts.|
|Waxy Wattle Acacia dictyophleba, an attractive species widespread in the northern deserts.|
|Acacia stipuligera in late evening light.|
|I think this one is Sandhill Wattle Acacia ligulata, which I know from further south.|
|Desert Heath Myrtle Aluta (formerly Thrytomene) maisonnevei is restricted to the |
depths of the western deserts.
|A starflower Calytrix sp., above and below. It was a star of the flowering shrubs, shining in the desert distances.|
|Every one of the numerous Upside-down Plants we saw was surrounded by bird footprints, but sadly|
we never managed to see the birds, which I assume were either (or both) honeyeaters or woodswallows.
|Green Birdflower Crotolaria cunninghamii, above and below.|
This remarkable pea nearly always grows on red sand dunes.
It was named to commemorate the great early 19th century botanist and explorer Allan Cunningham.
|Senna (formerly Cassia) artemisioides ssp. helmsii.This is a near-ubiquitous genus in the arid lands; the bewildering range of apparently quite dissimilar|
subspecies is notorious.
|Butterfly Bush Petalostylis cassioides, in the same family but much less abundant.|
|Wilcox Bush Eremophila forrestii.|
|Crimson Turkey Bush Eremophila latrobei, found right across inland Australia.|
|Spiny Fanflower Scaevola spinescens, common across inland Australia.|
|Scaevola basedowii, for the noted anthropologist Herbert Basedow who collected it at the evidently|
misnamed Mount Unapproachable in outback South Australia in 1926.
|A most attractive member of the family which I take to be a Vellea, but I can't do better than that.|
I would guess that the curious stem-clasping leaves help to prevent pollen-thieving ants from accessing the flowers.
|Frankenia cinerea, above and below.|
|Dicrastylis exsuccosa, above and below.|
This is not a familiar genus, including to me, but it contains over 30 species, mostly
from inland Western Australia.
|Common Firebush Keraudrenia integrifolia Family Sterculiaceae.|
Named for its vigorous regeneration following fire.
|Halgania solanacea, Family Boraginaceae; its species name reflects its similarity to yet another desert |
genus, Solanum, better known as also being the tomato genus.
|Hibiscus solanifolius, a plant of very limited distribution.|
|Streptoglossa decurrens or odora; these two dryland daisy species are very hard to distinguish.|
|Indigofera monophylla, a desert member of a widespread Australian pea shrub species.|
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