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seeking to preserve images and memories of the beautiful world in which we live and the people in it. And in many ways it is my journal of everyday life. If you click on the Index you can see my posts under various topic headings.
I am a Freelance Journalist and Photographer based in Bunbury, Western Australia. My published work specialises in Western Australian travel articles and stories about inspiring everyday people. My passion is photography, writing, travel, wildflower and food photography.
Most recently I have been enjoying exploring other art genres, including Eco-printing with Australian leaves onto cloth and paper.
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Monday, 7 November 2011

Flowering kangaroo paws

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. 
Below is the Red Kangaroo Paw. These photos were taken on our recent south coast trip to Hopetoun and the Fitzgerald River National Park. In the lower LF corner you can see the mass flowering.

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.


  1. WOW, what a wonderful post and so beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a nice week,

  2. Gorgeous! I love kangaroo paws and must try growing them here again. Happy Monday.

  3. My goodness, these are just heavenly to see! Your photos are absolutely beautiful.

  4. Wow Jill these pics are just exquisite! I have always loved the red one and it is on my wish list. Beautiful!!


  5. Hi Jill! Your photography is stunning! I enjoyed every photo. Beautiful mosaics...

  6. Amazing photos...I have never seen a plant like this before! They are just beautiful!

  7. You have captured these so beautifully Jill. I bought a kangaroo paw plant early November but it died. I'll try again one day.
    I am now following you, although for some unknown reason my profile photo won't show. Love your photography, it's very special and lovely to see our native plants so beautifully captured.

  8. Hi Jill,
    Loved your article. I am collecting kangaroo paws and have a beautiful hot pink flowered one! Stunning!!
    You have a great skill with your camera, thanks for sharing.


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