I love to get out in the bush, especially when the wildflowers are out, which is why I love spring in Western Australia.
In fact there are more than 12,000 species of wildflowers in Western Australia, making it the world's largest collection. You can see some of this amazing array over on my blog post The wildflower hunter
You will always find something flowering somewhere, whatever the season - if not it is lovely to be out in the bush anyway....
However I was a little surprised today to find that the Clematis and waterbush which was flowering in late September had completely finished when we went up to the bush in the hills east of Harvey today. Spring is slowly fading.
And the little trigger plants - Stylidium - flowering everywhere in the gravel were a delight. The flowers about 15mm long.
The trigger serves as a agent in the pollination process - when an insect lands on the flower to sip the nectar the trigger is activated depositing pollen on the back of the insect, which then visits another flower. You can read more about it here : Australian plants on line. I didn't know there are 132 known species in Australia.
Here is another of the little trigger flowers - although this one is seen in a bushland reserve about 15 minutes drive from where we live - more about this place in another post to come.
And if there is nothing flowering there are always leaves and bracken fern - Pteridium esculentum - a terrestrial native fern
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