On Sunday we visited Kings Park in our capital city, Perth.
Kings Park is a beautiful park of natural bushland, cultivated gardens, walking paths, playgrounds, waterways, wildflower displays and war memorials. It overlooks Perth city and the Swan River.
We have missed the main wildflower display this year, but there were still a number of kangaroo paws flowering. And I would like to share a few with you.
In the image below, the orange one in the LH top corner is called "Kings Park Federation Flame".
Kangaroo paws are found only in the south west of Western Australia, and there are twelve species. Eleven of these are the Anigozanthos genus, but one of them is the genus Macropidia, the Black Kangaroo Paw - seen here in the top RH corner.
Below is the Green Kangaroo Paw. It flowers in my front garden. Every 5 years or so we burn it (as would happen in the bush) and it regenerates afresh.
and another view of the beautiful "King Park Federation Flame" - anigozanthous rufus -
a variety I had never seen before.
and Western Australia's floral emblem - the red and green Mangles Kangaroo Paw - anigozanthos manglesli - it grows in profusion in the bush in spring in my area
You may have seen this one before in my previous post. Where-wild-orchids-grow
To see more images of Kings Park - please go to my Tour Western Australia blog - click on the link here - Kings Park
I hope you have enjoyed viewing these kangaroo paws - thank you for stopping by. I look forward to hearing from you if you would like to leave a message.