Angus StewartWestern Australian wildflowers

The southwest corner of Western Australia is without doubt one of the world’s greatest spots for wildflowers, with visitors flocking from around the globe to see them. However, I’ve got to say that the picture postcard view of vast expanses of everlasting daisies or kangaroo paws can be rather an elusive one for the uninitiated. Carpets of wildflowers do exist but the tend to occur only in the couple of years after there’s been a fire through a suitable area of bushland.

Come with me on a journey through Western Australia’s John Forest, Badgingarra and Fitzgerald River National Parks as I talk about their the unique wildflowers….

WA kangaroo paw, Anigozanthos manglesii

WA kangaroo paw, Anigozanthos manglesii

Wildflowers in WA

Wildflowers in WA

Spider orchid - Caladenia

Spider orchid – Caladenia

Badgingarra National Park, Western Australia

Badgingarra National Park, Western Australia

Verticordia grandis

Verticordia grandis

Rose of the West or mottlecah - Eucalyptus macrocarpa

Rose of the West or mottlecah – Eucalyptus macrocarpa

Banksia coccinea

Banksia coccinea

Fitzgerald River National Park WA

Fitzgerald River National Park WA

Royal hakea, Hakea victoriae

Royal hakea, Hakea victoriae

Hakea victoriae

Hakea victoriae

Hakea victoriae

Hakea victoriae

Teddy bear banksia, Banksia baueri

Teddy bear banksia, Banksia baueri

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Angus Stewart

About Angus Stewart

Gardening Australia TV presenter, author of 'Creating an Australian Garden', 'Australian Plants for Year-round Colour' and 'Let's Propagate', garden travel guide, native plant specialist and breeder. Central Coast, NSW. Find out lots more about native plants at Gardening with Angus.

2 thoughts on “Western Australian wildflowers

  1. narf7 on said:

    Cheers for a lovely post about W.A. wildflowers. I originally come from W.A. and remember wandering around the bush looking for individual wildflowers on our 100 acre property when I was a small child. I learned so much about plants and indentification and it gave me a sense of curiosity that has lasted well into middle age. Cheers for reminding me about just how diverse and precious W.A.’s wildflowers are 🙂

  2. Thanks for the post, and hello again, Angus.
    So true what you say about the wildflowers not always being easy to spot and where you think they might be.
    I d love the look of that teddy bear banksia. Where could I get one please and would it grow well here in Queensland?
    We are going to WA next February, and returning on the Indian Pacific from Perth in early March. Is it likely we will see any wildflowers at that time of year on the journey back east? Or is it wrong season?
    Julie

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