Australian wildflowers

Stock Photography By Heather Farish

Australia is a vast continent with a great variation in climatic conditions. This results in a plethora of colourful and varied wildflowers including banksia, bottlebrush, grevillea, daisies and many, many others in all colours of the rainbow.

White desert flower - Pussy Tail
White desert flower - Pussy
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Pink desert flower - Mulla Mulla
Pink desert flower - Mulla
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Bottlebrush flowers
Bottlebrush flowers
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Kimberley Heather
Kimberley Heather
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Red and white Sturts Desert Pea
Red and white Sturts Desert Pea
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White grevillea
White grevillea
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Holly Grevillea
Holly Grevillea
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White and yellow everlasting daisy
White and yellow everlasting
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Kimberley Heather
Kimberley Heather
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Royal Hakea
Royal Hakea
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Oak-leaved Dryandra or Dryandra quercifolia
Oak-leaved Dryandra or Dryandra
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Showy Banksia or Banksia speciosa
Showy Banksia or Banksia
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1. White desert flower - Pussy Tail. Located in the Central Australian desert is this white flower commonly called Pussy Tail but with the scientific name of Ptilotus macrocephalus. In these deserts, rain brings a plethora of colour as flowers bloom to complete their very brief life cycle while the conditions are good.

2. Pink desert flower - Mulla Mulla. Located in the Central Australian desert is this pink flower commonly called Mulla Mulla but with the scientific name of Ptilotus exaltus. In these deserts, rain brings a plethora of colour as flowers bloom to complete their very brief life cycle while the conditions are good.

3. Bottlebrush flowers. Bottlebrush flowers in the Portland Botanic Gardens, Victoria, Australia.

4. Kimberley Heather. Kimberley Heather or Turkey Bush ( Calytrix exstipulata ) is a commonly found wildflower in the northern region of Western Australia.

5. Red and white Sturts Desert Pea. Sturt's Desrt Pea (Swainsona formosa) is normally found in a red form and only rarely in the white form also shown here. These flowers were found growing wild in the Hamersley Ranges in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

6. White grevillea. This white grevillea is one of many species of wildfloers that can be see growing wild in Fitzgerald River National Park in southern Western Australia.

7. Holly Grevillea. The Bungle Bungles or Purnululu National Park is a remote area in the Kimberley area of Western Australia. It is home to a conglomeration of striped rock domes made of sandstone with black stripes courtesy of the cyanobacteria that grow on the regions with a higher clay content. The region becomes swathed in colour as wildflowers, such as the Holly Grevillea (Grevillea aquifolium) bloom after rain

8. White and yellow everlasting daisy. Porongurup National Park north of Albany in Western Australia, is centred on the Porongurup Range and its granite domes. It is home to a variety of plant life including this everlasting daisy.

9. Kimberley Heather. Mirima National Park, also known as Hidden Valley, is on the outskirts of Kununurra in northern Western Australia. Its 2068 hectares are home to spectacular rock formations due to erosion of the sandstone. Accessible for day visits only, the park also has a variety of flora and fauna, of which Kimberley Heather (Calytrix exstipulata) is one example.

10. Royal Hakea. The Royal Hakea (Hakea victoria) is endemic to the Fitzgerald River National Park in Western Australia. Its brilliant yellows, oranges and reds are due to the poor soils in which it grows. As new growth required nutrients, some are taken from the old leaves, changing their colour.

11. Oak-leaved Dryandra or Dryandra quercifolia. The Oak-leaved Dryandra ( Dryandra quercifolia )is endemic to a small area on the far south coast of Western Australia. This one was photographed in Fitzgerald River National Park. It is a member of the Proteaceae family and a close relative of banksias.

12. Showy Banksia or Banksia speciosa. The Showy Banksia (Banksia speciosa) is a member of the Proteaceae family. This one is in Fitzgerald River National Park in Western Australia.

 

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