Garden Photo Challenge : Wild Flowers…

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Western Australia is a mecca for viewing wild flowers. You can pull up anywhere along the roadside and wander around finding so many different types, forms and coloured flowers. A photographers paradise. Look at the dry, stony soil and yet flowers are everywhere.

Big, bold clumps easy to see. Then walk further into the bush and look carefully and you will see the tiny, delicate orchids and many, to me, unknown species.

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Donkey orchid is very well named.

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Green hooded orchid.

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I have no idea what this very tiny flower is. Anyone recognize it?

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Jude at “Earth laughs in flowers” host’s a garden photography challenge and this month the theme is wild flowers.

“This month I want to see native wild flowers found in the hedgerows, woodlands, farmland, meadows, by the coast, up a mountain, on the heath and even in your own garden. Basically those plants that haven’t been planted, but occur naturally, although specifically planted wild flower meadows can be included. Wild flowers provide food for humans and wildlife and are usually hardy, resilient and well adapted to the climate and soils, and yes sadly often referred to as weeds”

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15 thoughts on “Garden Photo Challenge : Wild Flowers…

  1. I love that donkey orchid – I’ve never seen one before. Sorry I can’t help you with that last one, it’s very unusual and almost looks like a Carambola (but they don’t have the stamens) 😉

  2. I too love the Donkey Orchid. The last one looks as though it has lost its petals and just has the stamens and seed head remaining.

  3. Thank you for an orchid fix. WA is indeed florally amazing. A friend went last spring on a wildflower tour – hideously expensive, but oh! The photos! You’ve delighted before with photos of your experiences.

    • Much better to drive around with your accommodation. That way I could spend as long as I liked filling my senses with all those amazing wild flowers. The tours would be expensive.

  4. There are so many different orchids aren’t there and Australia seems to have most of them, beautiful!

    • I found quite a few orchids but there are so many more that I didn’t see because they flower later.

  5. Lovely collection of wild flowers.

  6. How glorious, Pauline!

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