LOCAL WILDFLOWERS IN SPRING, PERTH

27/09/2014  A walk in the other direction, Murdoch University grounds.

PinkFlowers

Pink flowers in the general vicinity, sorry, I don’t know the name.

PinkFlower

More pink flowers and I don’t know the name of these either.

Me&Tilly2

This is a Pamela with a Tilly dog and a Kangaroo Paw flower.

KangarooPaw2

Anigozanthos manglesii the floral emblem of Western Australia and the best known member of the kangaroo paws.  The red and green kangaroo paw is probably the most attractive member of the genus. It often occurs in large numbers and presents a spectacular display during the flowering season from August to November, with a peak in early spring. The individual plants consist of grey-green strap-like leaves to about 30cm in height. The hairy, bottle-green flowers occur on reddish stems up to 80cm in height. The base of an individual flower is usually bright red in colour. Each flowering stem may consist of a dozen or more flowers which open in sequence from the bottom. The flowers curve downwards as they open and the combination of the buds and opened flowers gives rise to the name “Kangaroo Paw”.

DonkeyEarOrchid

Donkey Ear orchid.

TypeOfKangarooPaw

Another type of Kangaroo Paw flower, I think.

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