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Picture [k-1] is probably a Kunzea species, but I'm not sure about which one. This plant is common in the Stirlings. Yet another photo from the amazing Stirling Ranges, north of Albany, WA, October, 2001.  26 kB 
Picture [k-2], possibly Kunzea recurva, or Melaleuca scabra, "Rough Honeymyrtle", or even Beaufortia micrantha, "Little Bottlebrush". The colour and leaves are a bit different from the previous picture, [k-1]. On the road from Albany to Bremer Bay, WA, October, 2001.  39 kB 
Picture [l-1] of possibly a "Leafless Pea", but whether it is any of the Sphaerolobium, Bossiaea or Daviesia species, I find it a bit hard to say.  Mullewa region, WA, September, 2001.   24 kB 
Picture [l-2] looks like one of the variety of grassy shrubs with bright yellow flowers, (such as the Conostylis species), but I suspect this one is probably Loudonia aurea. Along the South Coast Highway where it crosses the Pallinup River, between Albany and Bremer Bay, WA, October, 2001.  8 kB 
Picture [l-3] appears to be another shot of the bright yellow shrub Loudonia aurea. Yet another pretty bloom in the Stirling Ranges, WA, October, 2001.  9 kB 
Picture [l-4] shows roadside blooms including what appears to be yellow Lupins and the 6-petalled cream flowers with a red-brown band near the centre. Have these yellow lupins escaped from gardens or agriculture, and what it the identity of the larger cream flowers? (There is a closeup of this one in picture [u-6], in set 4 of unknown WA flowers, taken in the same region.) Collie-Donnybrook road, WA, September, 2001.  32 kB 
Picture [p-1] looks somewhat like the white form, "White Flag", of the Patersonia species, but the twinned appearance is a bit confusing, and the petals are not as broad.  Off the road from Albany to Bremer Bay, WA, October, 2001.   10 kB 
Picture [p-2] seems much like one of the unique Petrophile species, but I'm not quite sure.Collie-Donnybrook road, WA, September, 2001.  27 kB 
Picture [p-3] is definitely one of the Petrophile species; the name means 'stone-loving'. They are often called "Pixie-Mops", "Mop-Tops", or "Drumsticks". Stirling Ranges, WA, September, 2001.  21 kB 
Picture [p-4], another Petrophile species which I can't identify well. Stirling Ranges, WA, October, 2001.  13 kB 
Picture [p-5] shows pink flowers growing close to the Gracetown Caravan Park in the Margaret River area. I suspect they are exotics which have escaped from gardens.  Gracetown, WA, October, 2001.   39 kB 
Picture [p-6] might be one of the Ptilotus species called "Prince of Wales Feathers", as I heard that name used by a guide in the wildflower walk at King's Park. But I couldn't see it in the books.King's Park, Perth, WA, September, 2001.  12 kB 
Picture [p-7] looks like the Ptilotus species shown above in [p-6], but I'm not sure (The purple flower in the background is Cyanostegia lanceolatum, "Tinsel Flower".)  Karlgarin area, near Hyden, WA, October, 2001.  31 kB 
Picture [s-1] shows one of the blue Scaevola species, called "Fan Flowers", but which species? Until we went to WA we hadn't noticed these, but soon became enamoured of their pretty little off-set flowers. Now we have some in our Melbourne garden. Green Head, north of Perth, WA, September, 2001.  13 kB 
Picture [s-2] is another Scaevola species, ("Fan Flowers"), this one with small leaves and pretty pale mauve flowers. Near the charming town of Denmark, WA, October, 2001.   31 kB 
Picture [s-3] features what I think is possibly Spyridium oligocephalum, or it might be Physopsis spicata, also called "Hill River Lambstail". Any advice? Kargarin region, near Hyden, WA, October, 2001.  30 kB 
Picture [s-4] shows what I think is Stackhousia monogyna, but I'm not quite sure of that. We hadn't seen the Stackhousias before, but found quite a few in WA. Now I realise there are others of that species elsewhere in Australia, too. Along road from Albany to Bremer Bay, WA, October, 2001.  25 kB 
Picture [s-5] shows a sparse shrub with starry white flowers growing at the Kalbarri Wildflower Centre, (which is highly recommended by us). We can't remember its name or see it in the books. Is it Lysinema ciliatum ("Curry Flower")? Kalbarri, WA, September, 2001.  40 kB 
Picture [s-6] is one of several "Trigger Plant" specimens which I can't identify. The Stylidiums are yet another type of flower which we first met in WA, where we photographed many species. (See my WA Wildflowers Group 4: Oligarrhena to Xanthosia.) Now we know there are some others around the country, too, but most species are in WA.  Goldmine Hill, North Dandelup, WA, September, 2001.   17 kB 
Picture [s-7] shows a "Trigger Plant", probably Stylidium albomontis, which I photographed under threatening skies as storms approached over the Fitzgerald National Park. This area is pure magic in its landscape and its botany, but on that day we were chased away by severe rain.Fitzgerald National Park, WA, October 2001.  17 kB 

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