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Kings Park in May

Seasonal Western Australian Wildflowers and scenic views of Perth City on the Swan River add to the enjoyment of a walk in Kings Park Botanic Gardens on a sunny day in May.

Date(s): 24 May 2010. Album by gladysclancy. Photos by Gladys. 1 - 53 of 53 Total. 5001 Visits.
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Entering Kings Park
Fraser Avenue lined by Lemon-scented gums (Corymbia citriodora) which were planted in 1938.

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Lemon-scented gums (Corymbia citriodora)
Frasers Restaurant beyond the trees.

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Darwinia leiostyla
Erect shrub, 0.3–1.5 m high. Flowers; red, pink, white, Jan/May–Dec.

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Darwinia leiostyla
Sandy clay, black peaty sand, yellow sand, quartzite, sandstone. Rocky sites, streamlines, slopes of gullies and ranges.

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Darwinia leiostyla

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Darwinia leiostyla
Distribution: South-west, Esperance plains, Jarrah forest.

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Cranbrook Bell
Darwinia meeboldii.

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Cranbrook Bell
Darwinia meeboldii.
Erect, spindly shrub, 0.5–3 m high. Flowers; red, white, green, Aug–Nov. Peaty soils over quartzite. Hill slopes.


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Cranbrook Bell
Darwinia meeboldii.

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Cranbrook Bell
Darwinia meeboldii.
Distribution: Cranbrook and western end of Stirling Range.


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Cranbrook Bell
Darwinia meeboldii.

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Cranbrook Bell
Darwinia meeboldii.
Conservation Status: Declared rare.


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Nematolepis phebalioides
Erect or spreading or straggling shrub, 0.3–3 m high. Flowers; red, green, yellow, Mar–Dec.

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Nematolepis phebalioides
Distribution: Southern Heathland.

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Nematolepis phebalioides
Sandy & clayey soils. Coastal limestone, sand dunes & sandplains, lateritic hills.

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Bullich (Eucalyptus megacarpa)
Patterned bark of lower tree trunk.

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Bullich (Eucalyptus megacarpa)
Mid section of trunk.

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Bullich (Eucalyptus megacarpa)
Upper section of tree.

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Bullich (Eucalyptus megacarpa)
Mallee or tree, 2–35 m high, bark smooth. Flowers; white, Apr–Nov. Distribution: Karri forest.

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Bullich (Eucalyptus megacarpa)

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Dandaragan Wattle
Acacia sp. Dandaragan.
Distribution: Northern Heathland.


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Dandaragan Wattle
Acacia sp. Dandaragan.

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Dandaragan Wattle
Acacia sp. Dandaragan.

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Dandaragan Wattle
Acacia sp. Dandaragan.

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Dandaragan Wattle
Acacia sp. Dandaragan.

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Southern Plains Banksia
Banksia media (prostrate).
Distribution: Southern Heathland.


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Southern Plains Banksia
Banksia media (prostrate).

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Ashby's Banksia
Banksia ashbyi.
Distribution: Northern Heathland.


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Ashby's Banksia
Banksia ashbyi.

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Ashby's Banksia
Banksia ashbyi. Small tree or shrub, 1–8 m high, no lignotuber or lignotuber present. Flowers; yellow, orange, Feb–Sep/Dec.

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Hooker's Banksia
Banksia hookeriana.
Distribution: Northern Heathland.


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Hooker's Banksia
Banksia hookeriana.
Much-branched, non-lignotuberous shrub, 0.5–3 m high. Flowers, yellow, orange, Apr–Oct.


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Aniseed Boronia
Boronia crenulata.
Shrub, 0.25–1.2 m high. Flowers; pink, purple, red, May–Feb.


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Aniseed Boronia
Boronia crenulata.

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Yellow Kangaroo Paw
Anigozanthos pulcherrimus.
Rhizomatous, perennial, herb, 0.2–1 m high. Flowers; yellow.


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Yellow Kangaroo Paw
Anigozanthos pulcherrimus.
Distribution: Northern Heathland.


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Yellow Kangaroo Paw
Anigozanthos pulcherrimus.

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State War Memorial Cenotaph, Perth
Situated at the top of Kings Park and Botanic Garden escarpment, overlooking the city of Perth with beautiful views of the Swan and Canning Rivers and the Darling Ranges.

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State War Memorial Cenotaph, Perth
The memorial was developed around an 18m tall obelisk as the principal feature, which is almost a replica of the Australian Imperial Force Memorials erected in France and Belgium. This makes for a very impressive ANZAC Day Dawn Service.

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City of Perth and Swan River
Viewed from near the State War Memorial in Kings Park.

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Zoomed to Foreshore
The "Wheel of Perth" has gone!! The plan is to replace all that lovely spacious lawn area with a controversial waterfront redevelopment at a cost of about 250 million dollars!

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Autumn Colours
Overlooking Mounts Bay Road.

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Swan River and City Buildings

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The "Wheel of Perth" was near the Swan Belltower

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Barrack Street Jetty on the Swan River

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Overlooking Perth City
Viewed from Kaarta Gar-up Lookout in Kings Park.

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Apartments on the Hillside

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John Oldham Park on Mounts Bay Road

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Colours of Autumn

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Southern Cross Fountain

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Southern end of John Oldham Park

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Perth from Kaarta Gar-up Lookout
Kaarta Gar-up Lookout offers one of Kings Park's most magnificent views, which incorporates both the city skyline and the Swan River.

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Barrack Street Jetty from Kaarta Gar-up Lookout
The Aboriginal people use the words Kaarta Gar-up for Mount Eliza, 'kaarta' meaning hill or head, 'gar-up' meaning place of water. Aboriginal people have visited Kaarta Gar-up for over 40,000 years.

 
   
 
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