Winter Blooms


As well as yesterday’s orchids, we saw plenty of other wildflowers while walking through the bushland of Kings Park recently. The iconic kangaroo paws (above) are just coming into flower, and the Native Wisteria is looking great.

Wattle (Acacia species) is in full bloom.

There lots of different pea flowers, including this one, which we think may be Daviesia nudiflora.

And some impressive fungi as well.

On Seeing the First Orchids in Spring


It’s still mid-winter here in Perth, but there are already plenty of interesting wildflowers to admire. We went for a walk through the bushland of Kings Park a few days back, and noticed that there are plenty of early orchids in flower. The green one above is a Banded Greenhood Orchid, and the purple/brown one below is a Coastal Banded Greenhood.