|Western Australia's Floral Emblem, the Kangaroo Paw Anigozanthos mangalesii , I presume, which is only found in the South West of Western Australia|
Had my first walk for the season today, not a very long one I am embarrassed to say (had to call on my daughter to come and pick me up), but I did see the first of the glorious wildflowers – the first kangaroo paws, the first orchids and many other flowers and birds whose names I don’t know. There were certainly the stunning blues of the lechenualtias (endemic to Western Australia and named after Baudin's naturalist) , a deep purple pea flower, the occasional parrot -pea like clumps and a few guinea flowers, but pink and white seemed to be the order of the day.
|An unusual Lechenaultia - a different blue to most|
|The first Orchids - definitely a Donkey Orchid but not sure if it's the winter one or the regular one|
|Calothamnus rupestris or Mouse Ear saccording to Ray, who has a lovely website on native plants (see below)|
In this area there were also also large banks of rather drab white flowers which may have been responsible for the overwhelming scent of honey. What a pity I can't post smells.
|Isopogon dubius, -Pincushion Coneflower -this is the one that first caught my eye when we were driving past a couple of days ago|
|Haven't been able to identify this plant yet|
|Or this one - this pretty little plant also comes in all white too|