|Swamp Daisy Actinodium cunninghamii, Stirling Ranges NP.|
|Albany Daisy A. sp., also from the Stirling Ranges.|
I have based my identification on the larger paler flowers, but I'm happy to be corrected, as ever.
|Native Pomegranate B. pulcherrimum, east of Hyden.|
The genus name cames from the Greek for a pomegranate flower.
|Sand or Kalbarri Bottlebrush B. aestiva, Kalbarri NP.|
This northern sandplain species also comes in a red form.
(Scan of an old and somewhat faded slide - sorry.)
|Calothamnus blepharospermus, Kalbarri NP.|
The flower characteristics described above are shown here, along with the typical cylindrical leaves.
blepharospermus means 'eyelash seed'...
|Common Netbush Calothamnus quadrifidus, Christmas Rock, east of Perth.|
This widespread species is especially known as One-sided Bottlebrush, for the obvious reason.
|Geraldton Wax, Badgingarra NR, with pollinating wasp.|
These northern sandplains are their natural habitat.
|Bush Pomegranate Cheyniana (formerly Balaustion) microphylla, Pindar.|
This one is found in a small area of the northern sandplains and is threatened by clearing for agriculture.
|E. beaufortioides, Moore River NP, north of Perth. |
Orange is not a common colour in Australian plants.
|Violet Eremaea V. violacea, Yandin Hill Lookout, north of Perth.|
A lovely low sprawling shrub.
|White Myrtle H. angustifolium, John Forrest NP, Darling Ranges.|
One might reasonably think this an odd common name, but the flowers start white and darken with age.
This is one of those introduced early to English gardens.
|X. xanthopetalum, Moore River NP, north of Perth.|
Yellow is an unusual colour for this genus.
|Scarlet Featherflower V. grandis, Gathercole Nature Reserve near Wongan Hills, above and below.|
An especially large-flowered species, quite dramatic.
|V. insignis, John Forrest NP. The name, perhaps counter-intuitively, means 'remarkable' or 'decorative'.|
|Woolly Featherflower V. monadelpha, Kalbarri NP.|
|V. chrysanthella, near Ravensthorpe. |
Despite being widespread this species was only described (by the doyen of WA botanists, Alex George)
in 1991; prior to that it had been confused with the larger V. chrysantha.
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