Christmas Candles

There are plenty of flowers on the Candle Banksia (Banksia attenuata, aka Slender Banksia) in the bushland of Perth’s Bold Park at present.

And dead flowers/seed pods from last year as well.


In the Wild

We also went for a walk through the bushland of Perth’s Kings Park recently and saw plenty of wildflowers growing in their natural habitat. That’s a Sand-dune Fringed Lily above, and Yellow Starflower below.

There is also quite a lot of this amusingly named Yellow Autumn Lily (it is still spring here).

This one with the dry, papery petals is Waitzia suaveolans (no common name that we know of).

In the Garden

A few days back we went for a walk through the botanical garden section of Kings Park. Although it is almost the end of spring, there were still plenty of West Australian native wildflowers in bloom.

We especially liked the Cooloomia Verticordia (above) and this brightly coloured Kalbarri Beaufortia.

And this delicate Blue Lace Flower as well.

Wildflowers in Season

We’ve been for a few walks through the bushland of Perth’s Bold Park recently. The spring wildflowers are past their peak, but there are still plenty to look at. The Grasstrees (above) have their tall, spear-like flower heads in full bloom. They are very popular with the bees.

There are also pretty triggerplants flowering in the undergrowth.

And the One-sided Bottlebrush looks like it has been decorated, ready for Santa to leave presents underneath.