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Wildflowers


Western Australia is renowned for its wildflowers and after good winter rains Shark Bay can produce wildflower displays like nowhere else in Australia. Carpets of everlasting daisies bloom in late winter and early spring bringing the bush to life. Check out areas between the Overlander Roadhouse and Hamelin Station for the best displays between August and October.

In the coastal heath areas the flowers are less prominent but no less impressive – Shark Bay daisies twine over small bushes and the Tamala Rose adds flashes of pink to the vegetation. The yellow tufts of acacias are littered throughout the shrubland and Eremophilas add red and mauve to the landscape.

Some species to look for

Fields of Pompom heads are common between Hamelin Pool
and the Overlander Roadhouse after winter rains.

Schoenia cassiniana

Pembertonia latisquamea - Shark Bay daisy

Cephalipterum drummondi - Pompom head

Calandrinia sp. - parakeelya

The pink cluster everlasting
(Schoenia cassiniana) forms carpets of pink after
good winter rains.
The Shark Bay daisy (Pembertonia latisquamea) climbs over shrubs
and displays its pink flowers
during winter and spring.
Pompom heads (Cephalipterum drummondi) form impressive
carpets of yellow and white.
The small parakeelya (Calandrinia sp.) has almost flourescent mauve flowers and can be found in small clusters and occasionally in impressive masses.

Solanum lasiophyllum - flannel bush

Thysanotus manglesianus - fringe lily

Eremophila glabra - fuschia

Scaevola tomentosa - fanflower

Flowering for much of the year
the flannel bush (Solanum lasiophyllum) can be found
in most areas of Shark Bay.
The fringed lily (Thysanotus manglesianus) is a leafless herb found over much of SW
Western Australia.
Eremophila glabra is an arid
bush that is a favourite with
nectar eating birds.
The ragged- leaved fanflower (Scaevola tomentosa) is unlike most others scaevolas in having yellow / orange flowers rather than blue or white ones . It can be found
on sandy soils or in areas of limestone.

Fields of the pink cluster everlasting - Schoenia cassiniana

Fields of Schoenia cassiniana near Hamelin Pool.

Fields of Swainsona pterostylis (foreground) with Pompom
heads (Cephalipterum drummondi) in the background.








   
 
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