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Kings Park in March
A colourful display of seasonal Western Australian Wildflowers greets the visitor to Kings Park in March. Even after the long hot dry summer, these unique wildflowers still manage to delight the viewer with their colour, form and beauty. Enjoy this selection of species as you wander through the park.
Date(s): March 2011. Album by gladysclancy. Photos by Gladys. 1 - 87 of 87 Total. 6337 Visits.
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Ashburton Pea
Swainsona maccullochiana grows in the Gascoyne and Pilbara areas.

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Ashburton Pea
Swainsona maccullochiana

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Batchelors Buttons
Gomphrena canescens

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Batchelors Buttons
Gomphrena canescens

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Batchelors Buttons
Gomphrena canescens grow in the Pilbara and Kimberley areas.

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Mottlecah
Eucalyptus macrocarpa has the largest flowers of all Eucalypts.

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Large Flower of Mottlecah
Eucalyptus macrocarpa

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Mindjulu or Flannel Bush
Solanum lasiophyllum grows in the North West of Western Australia.

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Mindjulu
Solanum lasiophyllum, also called Flannel Bush.

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Mindjulu or Flannel Bush
Solanum lasiophyllum, trio of flowers.

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Snake Bush
Hemiandra pungens

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Snake Bush
Hemiandra pungens

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Three Stages of Bookleaf Mallee
Eucalyptus kruseana in 3 stages, seed capsules on the left, blossom in centre, and unopened buds on right.

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Bookleaf Mallee Buds and Flowers
Eucalyptus kruseana occurs in the Kalgoorlie Goldfields area.

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Bookleaf Mallee
Eucalyptus kruseana attracts large ants.

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Thryptomene strongylophylla
Grows in the Northern Heathland area of Western Australia.

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Thryptomene strongylophylla

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Thryptomene strongylophylla

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Rose Mallee
Eucalyptus rhodantha

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Opening Buds of Rose Mallee
Eucalyptus rhodantha

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Cluster of Rose Mallee
Eucalyptus rhodantha

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Firewood Banksia
Banksia menziesii

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Ashby's Banksia
Banksia ashbyi grows on northern coastal dunes.

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Zoomed up to Ashby's Banksia
Banksia ashbyi

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Terete-leaved Dampiera
Dampiera teres grows on the Swan Coastal Plain.

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Terete-leaved Dampiera
Dampiera teres

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Prickly Toothbrushes
Grevillea armigera is a prickly, erect to spreading, non-lignotuberous shrub.

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Prickly Toothbrushes
Grevillea armigera

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Hooker's Banksia
Banksia hookeriana grows in the Northern Heathland.

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Hooker's Banksia
Banksia hookeriana

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Scarlet Featherflower
Verticordia grandis

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Scaevola oldfieldii
Grows in the Northern Heathland of Western Australia.

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Scaevola oldfieldii

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Scaevola oldfieldii

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Illyarrie (Red Cap Gum)
Eucalyptus erythrocorys grows in coastal sandplains north of Perth.

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Illyarrie (Red Cap Gum)
Eucalyptus erythrocorys

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View across the Swan River

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Zoomed across to the Darling Scarp

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Sand Bottlebrush in Red
Beaufortia squarrosa

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Fuchsia Gum
Eucalyptus forrestiana grows on sandplain near salt lakes in Goldfields area.

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Bud of Fuchsia Gum
Eucalyptus forrestiana

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Fuchsia Gum
Eucalyptus forrestiana

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Fuchsia Gum
Eucalyptus forrestiana

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Fuchsia Gum blends with surroundings
Eucalyptus forrestiana

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Fuchsia Gum
Eucalyptus forrestiana

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Sand Bottlebrush in Yellow/Orange
Beaufortia squarrosa grows on coastal sandplains.

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Zamia in Fruit
Macrozamia riedlei grows in the Jarrah Forests of the South-west.

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Zamia Fruit Spike
Scientific Name:Macrozamia riedlei
Aboriginal Name: Jeeriji, Dyergee


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Bright Orange Zamia Fruits
The fruits of the Zamia palm were regularly eaten by the local Aborigines. The cone breaks apart during February-March, allowing the many ripe seeds to be collected.

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Inner Nut inside the Zamia Fruit
The toxins from the fruit were removed by the Aboriginal people by a lengthy process involving burial of the fruits for some time, then soaking in water. Finally the fruit, which is said to have a tomato-like flavour, was roasted and the inner nut eaten.

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Fallen Zamia Fruit and Nuts
Macrozamia riedlei.

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Acorn Banksia
Banksia prionotes

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Marri
Corymbia calophylla grows in the South-west.

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Marri
Corymbia calophylla

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Marri
Corymbia calophylla

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Dreamtime Place
For over 40,000 years Aboriginal people have been visiting and using Kaarta Gar-up, which is one of the many names for Mount Eliza. Kaarta (hill/head) gar-up (water-place of) was, is and always will be a significant place for Nyoongar and non Nyoongar people.

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Beedawong Meeting Place
It is a place of ceremony, a place of reflection, a place of food and shelter.

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Beedawong circular seating

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Beedawong viewed from Glass Bridge

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Glass Bridge of Lotterywest Federation Walkway

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View to Darling Scarp from Glass Bridge

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Over the edge of the Glass Bridge
The bushland on the slopes below is very dry after the long hot summer.

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Pioneer Women's Memorial
Some of the lawn has been removed -- is it to be replaced by a new road?

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Firewood Banksia
Banksia menziesii

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Unopened Flower Spike of Firewood Banksia
Banksia menziesii

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Firewood Banksia Flower Begins to Open
Banksia menziesii

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Firewood Banksia Flower Open Further
Banksia menziesii

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Firewood Banksia Flower Fully Open
Banksia menziesii

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Firewood Banksia Twin Flowers
Banksia menziesii

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Firewood Banksia Flower Faded
Banksia menziesii

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School Group learning about Native Plants

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Round-leaf Honeysuckle
Lambertia orbifolia grows in the Jarrah Forests.

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Critically Endangered Pinnate-leaved Eremophila
Eremophila pinnatifida. This species appears to have a short life cycle of less than 10 years. Populations are very small and highly threatened by housing development.

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Critically Endangered Pinnate-leaved Eremophila
Eremophila pinnatifida. The Dalwallinu Shire has reserved land supporting this species for its ongoing conservation.

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Giant Boab
After being transported over 3,200 kms from the Kimberley in 2008, this Giant Boab has new leaf growth and appears happy in its new surroundings.

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Yellow Pea Flower Spike

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Green Birdflower
Crotalaria cunninghamii grows in the Pilbara area.

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Green Birdflower
Crotalaria cunninghamii

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Yellow Cassia
Senna species

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Parakeelya
Calandrinia remota

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Parakeelya
Calandrinia remota

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Scarlet Featherflower
Verticordia grandis

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Batchelors Buttons
Gomphrena canescens grow in the Pilbara and Kimberley areas.

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Batchelors Buttons
Gomphrena canescens

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Sand Bottlebrush in Red
Beaufortia squarrosa grows on coastal sandplains.

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Tall Mulla Mulla
Ptilotus exaltatus

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Tall Mulla Mulla
Ptilotus exaltatus

   
 
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