After the recent rain, there are plenty of interesting fungi popping up around Perth.
Autumn in Perth’s Bold Park, and not so many wildflowers to admire. But that yellowish plant in the left foreground deserves a closer look. It’s Coastal Daisy Bush, which has tiny yellow flowers but is rapidly approaching the end of its flowering season.
The plant is also known as Wild Rosemary and was reportedly used as a culinary herb by sailors on ships that came here in the 17th century.
The Dwarf Sheoaks in Perth’s Bold Park are flowering at present.
The female plants have tiny red flowers on the stems (above), while male plants have quite different looking flowers (below) – Sheoaks and Heoaks!
We’ve been for a few walks in Bold Park recently. Not so many different flowers in bloom at present, since it is late autumn here in Perth. But there are plenty of Banksias to admire.
These ones are Firewood Banksia, which comes in a common pink and orange version (above) and a relatively uncommon yellow version as well.
You can still find a few Slender Banksia (aka Candlestick Banksia) flowers in Bold Park – though it’s right at the end of their flowering season.
Another Banksia flower that you can see in Bold Park is Firewood Banksia. Most of the flowers are still buds, but this one is nicely open.
It’s autumn here in Perth – not the best season for wildflowers. But there are plenty of Banksias flowering in Bold Park at present. This one is an Acorn Banksia.