Out of MtLawleyShire: Kings Park Wildflowers #1

I finally got to Kings park early this week – on a sunny day that was, sadly, very windy. Many of my photos were spoilt by the wind shifting about flowers and leaves.  But I did get some shots evocative of the beauty of the wildflowers that paints Western Australia’s wild places in the festival held at Kings Park every year.

Because I was so late going this year, many of the flowers were either finished or almost.  But still, there are a few 🙂

I have split the post into individual flowers (this one) and massed flower displays (next one)

The first thing I saw made me laugh with delight – an old rusted out Holden, an iconic car in Australian culture – planted with wildflowers.  Quite delightful.

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I don’t know many of the flower’s names, so shall just post with comments.

Kangaroo paws:

This is the most iconic of the kangaroo paws – the red and green

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these ones:

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and red!

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& my favourite – the south-west Kangaroo paw:

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eucalypt flower – it makes gumnuts and was the last left on the tree:

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Bottlebrush flowers – the first is a round fluffy, puff-flower-ball at the junction of two small twigs.  Utterly gorgeous.

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I don’t know what these are but I love their delicacy. There’s 2 different types, and they are at the end of their flowering, so I was lucky to get them:

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I call this red fluffballs – they are tiny.

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Rare Grevillea – not the best photo, but it was soooo windy.

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I don’t know what these are, but I like them.  The green ones are like pom-poms.

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the ‘bacon and egg’ flower and – well, I don’t know what it is

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little white ones

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A branch of Geraldton wax flowers and a type of little ‘paper’ flower.  They can be dried and will last forever without losing their colour:

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I hope you enjoyed looking at the flowers 🙂

Next post: Kings Park wildflowers en masse


4 comments on “Out of MtLawleyShire: Kings Park Wildflowers #1

  1. bulldog says:

    Your Kangaroo flowers are out of this world… I’ve never seen them before…


    • Really? I am glad I photographyed so many – though many didn’t turn out because of the wind. & they are so difficult to photograph. My little camera gets confused by background because they are so slender.


  2. Terrific! Loved the rusted out Holden, though its’ siting on the paved area is a little too contrived … love the green and black kangaroo paw too, so dramatic! 🙂


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