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.
The spiky flower up top is Mountain Devil, and the pinkish one above is Red Five-corners. We never did find out what the pretty little flower below is called.
Recently we have been looking at the flowers growing in the botanic garden section of Kings Park, just a kilometre or two from central Perth. Although it is autumn, there are plenty of colourful flowers in full bloom.
That’s Grevillea leucoclada, from the Northern heathland of Western Australia, up top. Plus Batchelors Buttons above and Sturt’s Desert Pea below.
And that is Oak-leaved Dryandra below. You could be forgiven for thinking that it was spring here!