Flowers

 

 

Bitter Pea, Mt Trio, Stirling Range, WA

F5.6 @ 1/500 s ISO 400 EF 16-35 mm lens @ 23 mm

Wild Flowers trail, Mt. Trio, Stirling Range, WA

F5.6 @ 1/500 s ISO 400 EF 16 -35 mm lens @ 23 mm

Trail of wild flowers – Mt Trio, Stirling Range, Western Australia. Here is the trail going up to Mt Trio in Stirling Range – These are just a few of wild flowers you will find on this mountain.

Bachelorette, Wild flowers country, Mullewa, WA

F4.5 @1/1000 s ISO 200 EF 100 mm Macro lens

I dont know what this flower is called, but the scene grab my attention. I was struggling to name it. It came to me “rose amongst the thorns”, as it is surrounded by this pastel blue colours flowers in the bush. Thus I came out “Bachelorette”

Everlasting, Wild flowers, Mullewa wildflower Country, WA

Not until now, when I started doing some research about the wild flowers in Mullewa in WA that I found out that Mullewa is long been known for their stunning displays of Everlastings and flowering shrubs along roadsides and in surrounding nature reserves of the town, and here it is I got one! I got this shot on one of the towns wildflowers walk.

What grabs me on this particular scene is the growth of Everlastings on these weaves of brown and shiny looking grass and they stand out even more as the sun is setting.

Ivory Bells

Fast growing cream flowering shrub for dry shady locations or full sun. Hardy to frost and extended dry periods once established but the root system does not like to get too hot so mulch well. (Correa alba x Correa backhousiana) Useful plant for growing under oaks and as a low screen. Reference: http://www.australianplants.com/plants.aspx?id=1577

Kangaroo Paw

The size, flower-stalk height and colour of kangaroo paws flowers varies between the species. Many new forms have also arisen as the result of deliberate hybridisation. The overall colour of the flowers is influenced by fine coloured hairs which cover the flowers and, sometimes, part of the stalk. The flowers appear over spring and summer.

The flowers are pollinated by birds. The long flower-stalks usually rise above the undergrowth and ‘advertise’ the presence of nectar in the flowers. The stalks also provide a perch for visiting birds.

The shape of the flowers and the position of the pollen-bearing anthers is a feature which allows pollen to be deposited on the head of feeding birds. This pollen is transferred from flower to flower as the birds feed. Different species usually deposit pollen on different areas of the birds’ head. This means that pollen from one species is unlikely to be deposited in the flowers of another species. Reference: http://www.cpbr.gov.au/anigozanthos/index.html

Grevilleas

There are thousands of different grevilleas available to home gardeners because they hybridise so easily. There are an enormous range of flower colours and forms, as well as a wide variation in foliage and height and growth habit. Reference: http://www.abc.net.au/gardening/stories/s1230511.htm

It is a dense shrub that grows to 1–3 m (3–10 ft) high. It has deeply divided yellow-green leaves, around 15 centimetres (5.9 in) long by 15 centimetres (5.9 in) wide. Prominently displayed above the foliage. Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grevillea_%27Molly%27