The wildflower seasons is outlined below as a guide. Below you will find the LOCATIONS OF WILDFLOWERS along the Coast as well as photographs of our favourite Wildflowers. You can also find a calendar for specific wildflowers and the time they blossom, below.
The Rainbow Coast, the South West Coast of Australia is home to one of the richest floras in the world.
Native Wisteria: Hardenbergia comptoniana, September to November
Starting late in August and stretching into the summer months wildflowers can be seen throughout the region.
The colours spring forth from the undergrowth like waterfalls of colour. From oceanside to far within the forest canopy wildflowers are captivating. Come and visit during the spring to experience the beauty and diversity of these amazing colourful creations.
"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.
Vanilla Lilly /Purple Tassel: Sowerbaea laxiflora
September to November
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
Southern Cross: Xanthosia rotundifolia
August to December
Coral Vine: Kennedia coccinea
September to December
Sticky Tail Flower: Anthoceris viscosa
September to December
October to November
Pixie Mops: Petrophile linearis
August to October
Swamp bottlebrush: Beaufortia sparsa
October to December
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