Everlastings

The Western Australian wildflowers are a major tourist attraction each Spring.

While there is a great variety and many different blooms are there to be seen, by far the most spectacular are the Everlastings. A Paper Daisy, this flower, in its pink and white varieties can cover all the eye can see for many kilometres.

Here is a couple of  small examples of that experience from my Kings Park walk.

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Yes, those tall flowers in the first image are Kangaroo Paws, scattered through the field and those little yellow flowers at the base are yet another type of wildflower. I don’t know that one!  🙂

The Everlastings come in varying shades of pink,

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Some double-hued pink and white,

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To a pure white.

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All with delightful yellow centres which echo the small sunny flowers which are often found as an understory.

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14 responses to “Everlastings

  1. my daughter came down there for her honeymoon… she was there several weeks, which really made me jealous. I would have loved to see it. The fields look BEAUTIFUL. Of course, I’d be knee deep in water most of the time looking for different nudibranchs, but I could take some time out for pretty flowers like this 🙂

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  2. Dorid, You are right to be jealous. The natural display is so good, so beautiful and so widespread that it supports a whole section of the tourism industry. Not being a nudibranch person, I have no idea of the range we have here in our rivers, estuaries and oceans although I am sure we have plenty. 🙂

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  3. they’re gorgeous archie. love the sunny yellow

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  4. Gasp, it’s nearly two decades since I last walked among West Australian wildflowers. I remember it was October 1987. There was a bit of a kerfuffle going on in the share market at the time.

    We were on a driving holiday, Mrs Fitz & I and our two eldest sons then aged 5 and 3. Mrs Fitz would spot a specimen of a new wildflower and it would be the most beautiful flower ever seen. “We MUST stop for a photo. We’ll never see one as beautiful as that.”

    I would slam on the brakes, reverse 100 metres and wait while the photo was taken. We would then drive over the next ridge to be gobsmacked by a thousand acres of this same beautiful new wildflower.

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  5. beautiful flowers, and nice photos too!

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  6. Wow – so totally gorgeous!

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  7. Lovely flowers! That must be a stunning sight to see… I can see why it is a tourist attraction.

    I’ve planted Kangaroo Paws in the past without much luck… the plants look fine but they never bloom.

    My neighbor’s on the other hand do fabulously so I know it’s not because of my locale.

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  8. Nursemyra, they are beautiful, whether you look at them close up or just look over a field of them.

    Mike, a wonderful story. It is time you came back 🙂

    mister anchovy, hard not to take good photos when the subject is so outstanding 🙂

    WC, they are. and, as the name suggests, they last so well as cut flowers. Not that we are allowed to cut wildflowers. But they grow wonderfully well in home gardens from seed.

    Sharon, stunning is a good word. The Kangaroo Paws should flower in your area. The climate is close enough to their natural home. I wish I was a horticulturist so I could give some advice on growing them.

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  9. let’s have some more pics….

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  10. Nursemyra, I am preparing a collection of Boronia photos for tomorrow 🙂

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  11. POOH!!!!! And not the teddy-bear either!

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  12. buff, I included a short phrase covering those few strange people who find that boronia and turpentine have an odour in common 🙂

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  14. there are many tourists attractions to choose from, the only problem that we have is the money to spend to see most of them “

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