Here are two more wildflowers that you can see in Bold Park at present. The odd thing is that they are both the same species – Dwarf Sheoak (Allocasuarina humilis), which only grows to a height of 1-2 metres. Those are female flowers above and male flowers below. Vive la difference!
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.
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.