Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Perth Hills Flora - GALLERY 2

Red and Green Kangaroo Paw Anigozanthos manglesii
These are a symbol of the Western Australian flora - here in setting sun

Many-flowered Fringe Lily Thysanotus multiflorus
A small individual plant growing afresh after a forest fire

Climbing Fringe Lily Thysanotus scaber
This one is trailing along the ground as there were no shrubs nearby to climb over after a forest fire

Milkmaids Burchardia multiflora
Flowers and forming seed-pods

False Blind Grass Agrostocrinum hirsutum
Easily mistaken for one of the blue orchids

Billy Buttons Craspedia variabilis
A simple composite flower

Everlasting Daisy Hyalosperma cotula
These are about to open into bloom, they grow low in scattered groups, carpeting open clearings 

Yellow-eyed Flame Pea Chorizema dicksonii
Over forty species of the Pea family, Fabaceae, grow in the Perth Hills

Crinkle-leaved Poison Bush Gastrolobium villosum
The poison is monofluoroacetic acid, the main active constituent of 1080 poison  

One-sided Bottlebrush Calothamnus quadrifidus
Last year's fruit and this year's flower

Prickly Hakea Hakea amplexicaulis
New fruit forming

Hakea fruit opened after a forest fire
Wavy-leaved Hakea Hakea undulata

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