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Western Australian Wildflower Photos 2001
Group 1: Acacia to Calothamnus
© William G. Leithhead 2006

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Acacia rigens or Needle Wattle
Acacia rigens, the "Needle Wattle" or "Nealie", is a particularly prickly wattle, with sharp spines at the end of the slender leaves. It is common in drier mallee or woodland in several states of Australia. Near Three Springs, WA, September, 2001.  38 kB 
Adenanthos obovatus 1
Adenanthos obovatus, the "Basket Flower", is a slender shrub to 3 ft, flowers red, WA. On the Nannup-Pemberton road, WA, October 2001.  38 kB 
Adenanthos obovatus 2
Another picture of Adenanthos obovatus, the "Basket Flower", which is a slender shrub to 3 ft, flowers red, WA. Near Walpole, WA, October 2001.   19 kB 
Native Hibiscus
Alyogyne huegelii, "Lilac Hibiscus", or maybe Hibiscus huegelii, "Native Hibiscus". Near Pallinup River, WA, October 2001.  18 kB 
Alyogyne pinonia ?
Alyogyne pinonia or A. hakeifolia, or "Red-centred Hibiscus"; not sure of correct identification. Between the Coral Bay turnoff and Exmouth, WA, September 2001.  12 kB 
Alyogyne hakeifolia ?
Alyogyne spp., with a hibiscus-like flower. Unsure of identification.  Near Yardie Creek Road, North West Cape Range, WA, September 2001.  14 kB 
Anigozanthos humulis, the "Cats Paw", is a low-growing plant related to the Kangaroo Paws. It occurs over a wide range from south of Perth to north of Geraldton. At Western Flora Caravan Park, Eneabba, WA, September 2001.  19 kB 
Anigozanthos humulis; another photo of the "Cats Paw", related to the Kangaroo paws. At Western Flora Caravan Park, near Eneabba, WA, September 2001. 
 25 kB 
Kangaroo Paw King's Park
Anigozanthos manglesii, a "Kangaroo Paw" variety. Kings Park, Perth, WA, September 2001.  26 kB 
Red Kangaroo Paw, King's Park
Anigozanthos rufus, the "Red Kangaroo Paw". Kings Park, Perth, WA, September 2001.  23 kB 
Hybrid Kangaroo Paw spp 1
Anigozanthos spp., "Kangaroo Paw", likely to be a hybrid.  Kings Park, Perth, WA, September 2001.  18 kB 
Hybrid Kangaroo Paw spp 2
Anigozanthos spp., "Kangaroo Paw", probably a hybrid. Kings Park, Perth, WA, September 2001.  16 kB 
Anthocercis littorea
Anthocercis littorea, the "Coast Rayflower", or "Yellow Tail Flower". Albany Windfarm, WA, October, 2001.  18 kB 
Anthocercis viscosa
Anthocercis viscosa, the "Sticky Tail Flower". Lucky Bay, Cape Le Grand National Park, near Esperance, WA, October, 2001.  13 kB 
Asphodelus fistulosis
Asphodelus fistulosis, also called "Onion Weed". Originating in western Europe, this plant has escaped from gardens to become a troublesome weed in agriculture. We noticed it along roadsides from the Nullarbor to Perth, and is a declared weed in many parts of the world. Near Esperance, WA, October, 2001.  10 kB 
Banksia coccinea
Banksia coccinea, the "Albany Banksia", shines like a vivid crimson flash in the specialized "Kwongan" gravel and sand heathlands in the southwest and southern coasts of WA. In the Stirling Ranges, north of Albany, WA, October, 2001.  17 kB 
Banksia hookerana
Banksia hookerana, the "Acorn Banksia", quite widespread in the light, sandy soils of the central coast of WA. At Western Flora Caravan Park, near Eneabba, WA, September 2001.  20 kB 
Green moth on white everlasting daisy
This green moth obligingly alighted on a white everlasting daisy as we toured the Eyre Penunsula, SA, on the way home from WA. Unsure of the flower, but could be Bracteantha spp. syn Helichrysum macranthum syn Helichrysum bracteatum var. albidum. Coffin Bay, SA, late October 2001.  14 kB 
Caladenia flava
Caladenia flava, the "Cowslip Orchid", is common in WA, and found there only. Near Eneabba, WA, September 2001.  25 kB 
Caladenia longicauda
Caladenia longicauda, the "White Spider Orchid", is restricted to WA. In the Collie-Donnybrook region, WA, October, 2001.  13 kB 
Calothamnus quadrifidus, the vivid crimson "One-sided Bottlebrush", is restricted to WA, but widespread. We saw it from Kalbarri down through to Albany. Albany Windfarm, WA, October, 2001.  26 kB 

© William G. Leithhead 2006