Here are three more wildflowers that you can see in Perth’s Bold Park at present.
The pale pink flowers up top are Diplopeltis huegelii (no common name, as far as we know) and the deep red flowers above are Cockies Tongue (Templetonia retusa). The flowers below are Yellow Tailflower (Anthrocercis littorea). All are native to Western Australia.
As well as the Firewood Banksia that we featured yesterday, there are three other Banksia species in flower in Perth’s Bold Park at present.
That’s Acorn Banksia (Banksia prionotes) up top, Parrot Bush (Banksia sessilis) above, and Swamp Banksia (Banksia littoralis) below.
The most noticeable wildflower in Perth’s Bold Park at present is Firewood Banksia (Banksia menziesii). The most common flowers are pink, as shown above, but there is also a rarer yellow form.
The flower heads (or inflorescences, if you want to be technical) look quite different before they start to open.
Although it is early winter here in Perth, there are plenty of colourful wildflowers in the bush. We noticed these ones on a recent walk through the bushland of Bold Park, just 8km west of the CBD.
That’s Snake Bush up top, Grevillea crithmifolia above, and Native Wisteria below. And there will be even more in the early spring.
We were at Perth’s City Beach on Monday evening and watched the sunset over the Indian Ocean.
It wasn’t one of those dramatic sunsets, where the whole sky turns bright red/pink. But the changing colours and moods as the sunlight faded were still quite striking.
Actually, it wasn’t just the wildflowers that we liked in the Blue Mountains last month. Naturally occurring gardens, like the tree ferns above and tiny moss/lichen garden below, also caught our attention.
We also saw some striking Banksias in flower during our visit to the Blue Mountains last month.
The one up top is Hairpin Banksia. We didn’t recognise the Banksias shown in the other photos. Feel free to post a comment if you know what species they are.