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Picture [a-1] is probably Adenanthos sericeus, "Coastal Fir", or maybe A. drummondi. Widespread at the site. Cable Beach, Albany, WA, October, 2001.  19 kB 
Picture [b-1], little blue flowers common in greener parts of WA, now identified by me as Anagallis foemina "Blue Pimpernel", a weed common in Australia, originally from Europe. Western Flora Caravan Park, Eneabba, WA, September, 2001.  23 kB 
This blue flower (picture [b-2]) in the Stirlings I couldn't identify initially from my sources, but a helpful reader suggests that it might be Comosperma volubile, "Love Creeper", and I'm inclined to agree.  Near Walpole, WA, October 2001.  Stirling Ranges, north of Albany, WA, October, 2001. 10 kB 
Picture [b-3] is a typical boronia, but I find them hard to distinguish just from the pictures. We saw many like this. Nannup-Pemberton road, WA, October, 2001.  20 kB 
Picture [b-4], another boronia. Goldmine Hill, North Dandelup, south-western WA, September, 2001.  28 kB 
Picture [b-5], yet another of the common boronias. Same place as above, WA, September, 2001.  24 kB 
Picture [b-6], yet another boronia species. Picnic ground north of Bremer Bay where the South Coast Highway crosses the Pallinup River, WA, October, 2001.   18 kB 
Picture [b-7], possibly Boronia spathulata, but I'm not too sure about it. One of many photos taken in the remarkable Stirling Ranges, north from Albany, WA, September, 2001.  15 kB 
Picture [b-8], Bossiaea linophylla, or B. ornata is one of a multitude of the pea family (Fabaceae) in WA and, indeed, all of Australia. Collie-Donnybrook region, SW WA, September, 2001.  18 kB 
Picture [c-1], Calothamnus quadrifidus, "One-sided Bottlebrush", or something very similar. Stirling Ranges, north of Albany, WA, October, 2001.  20 kB 
Picture [c-2], Chorizema retrorsum, perhaps? (It's hard to tell from the photo.) Another of the Fabaceae. Again in the amazing Stirling Ranges, WA, October, 2001.   22 kB 
Picture [c-3], probably a Conostylis species, which I find difficult to differentiate by the photos, or perhaps another common plant called Glischrocaryon flavescens, which I found in the books after my return to Victoria. I'm sure we saw the latter in SA, too. Mullewa, north of Perth, WA, September, 2001.  44 kB 
Picture [c-4], another of the Conostylis spp. See my comments about the above picture [c-3]. See also the closeup next.  Kalbarri, WA, September, 2001.  44 kB 
Picture [c-5]; this is a closeup of the previous specimen (Picture [c-4]). Kalbarri, WA, September, 2001.  33 kB 
Picture [c-6], possibly a Correa spp, but hard to say.  Kings Park, WA, September, 2001.   22 kB 
Picture [c-7], shows Trymalium spathulatum, "Karri Hazel", a cream-coloured flower common in the understory of the karri and jarrah forests of south-western WA. Kindly identified for me by W. Quarles. Walpole region, WA, October, 2001.  24 kB 
This has been identified for me as Astroloma pallidum, the common "Kick Bush" by Alex Chapman, Research Scientist at the WA Herbarium. I had thought it was Croninia kingianus, but that is only from the northern sand plains. On road between Albany and Bremer Bay, WA, October, 2001.  32 kB 
Picture [d-1], shows beautiful little bright yellow everlasting daisies, but I don't have a name yet. Any suggestions? Email Collie-Donnybrook road, WA, September, 2001.  21 kB 
Picture [d-2] shows one of many of the genus Dampiera which I photographed in WA. I found that identification from books is not easy, and this is the first of about 7 Dampiera photos that I can't identify very well. I think there must be a lot of variation within species. Is that the case? At first glance I thought this was my first sight of the Blue Leschenaultia, but it isn't, is it? The lobed petals tricked me. Mullewa, WA, September, 2001.   38 kB 
Picture [d-3] is another of the ubiquitous Dampieras. It might be Dampiera linearis. Western Flora Caravan Park, Eneabba, WA, September, 2001.  22 kB 
Picture [d-4] shows yet another Dampiera spp. growing in the shadow of the "Gloucester Tree", a karri tree 61m high, with a spiral pattern of iron spikes for the adventurous to climb to the summit. I went a little way and got cold feet.  Pemberton, WA, October, 2001.  16 kB 

© William G. Leithhead 2006