There's always something blooming in the forests. In the winter months and into summer the colours change as each flower takes it's turn opening to the sun.
Down here in the deep south west of WA we're on the edge of the Walpole Wilderness Area, the Great South West Edge which stretches from Denmark to Agusta, 400km to the north west.
"The Walpole Wilderness Reserve is a International Bio diversity area as within its 846,000 hectares it contains hundreds of flora and fauna otherwise extinct. There are more than 4000 species of flowering plants, of which 80% grow nowhere else* This proliferation occurred after the isolation of the region from Eastern Australia in the early Cretaceous age some 100 million years ago."
*Wildflowers of Southern Australia, Margaret G Corrick & Bruce A. Fuhrer.
There are a few beautiful places to see wildflowers when they're in bloom. William Bay National Park has several short walks which take you through bushland to outcrops, beaches or lookouts all along the coast. Hike west from Lights Beach into the National Park along the Bibbulmun Track or bike the Wilderness Ocean Walk Trail from the Denmark Community Windfarm to cycle through the coastal bush. Bike the Munda Biddi Trail through Denmark during Wildflower Season for a visual treat!
Jan – April:
Albany Bottlebrush - Callistemon speciosus
Swamp Bottlebrush – Beaufortia sparsa
Feb – April:
Lanoline Bush – Franklandia fucifolia
May – October:
Qualup Bell – Pimelea physodes
May – Jan:
Scarlet Banksia – Banksia coccinea
June – July:
Royal Hakea – Hakea victoria
June – October:
Coral Vine - Kennedia coccinea
Blue Tinsel Lily – Calectasia grandiflora
June – Nov:
Rose Cornflower – Isopogan formosus
Red Leschenaultia – Lechenaultia Formosa
July – Nov:
Winged Bornia – Boronia alata
July – December:
Scallops – Hakea cucullate
Large Waxflower – Chamelaucium megalopetalum
August – November:
Corky Honeymyrtle – Melaleuca suberosa
August – December:
Black Kennedia – Kennedia nigricans
Sept – Dec:
Hooded Lily – Johnsonia lupulina
Red Kangaroo Paw – Anigozanthos rufus
Sept – Jan:
Sticky Tailflower – Anthocercis viscosa
Nov – April:
Albany Pitcher Plant – Cephalotus follicularis
All year round:
Chittick – Lambertia inermis