Wildflower Wonderland

Western Australia, and particularly the Coral Coast area, where we are living, is renown  for its amazing wildflowers. Botanists apparently come from all over the world this time of year when they are in bloom. It is of course, the beginning of spring here, and although I have seen flowers everywhere since we arrived in the “depths” of winter, the wildflowers in our photographs only bloom from June in the north to November in the south. There are more than 12,000 species of wildflowers in WA, making it the world’s largest collection. 60 percent of the Western Australia wildflowers are found nowhere else on earth.

I wish I could tell you the names of all the flowers in the photos. I am planning on making a book and figuring out what they all are. Last week we went to an area where the white, pink and yellow Everlastings were in bloom, this week we are headed to see the unusual Wreath Leschenaultia closer to Mullewa.

Enjoy. Bear in mind, I know nothing about flowers, so some of these could be complete and total weeds.

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