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Flowering in April 2011
so far  over 45 species - (noticed up to 25th April - buds not counted)

April 2011 note: We commenced our flowering pages in December 2009. We hope that you may like to help us refine our monthly lists. We only list species that we have seen with our own eyes ... or yours.
The scale of our task
Of the total figure of around 300,000 plant species, we have just over 1000 plant species in our corner of the world, and it 's quite a task noticing them all for our monthly flowering pages!
If you'd like to help with this project, we welcome you sending us your sightings. We need botanical names + locality. Photos also welcome.
Geographe Community Landcare Nursery grows around a 5th of our local plant species.
Thryptomene saxicola
just starting to flower
(in bud)

Big Rock Quedjinup Anzac Day 2011

Trees from our Nursery List

[Some flowers persisting
Corymbia calophylla

edit below

Mountain Marri
Corymbia haematoxylon
Eucalyptus gomphocephala
Eucalyptus cornuta
Eucalyptus megacarpa
Taxandria juniperina

Other Tree

Large shrubs and small trees from our Nursery List

Rottnest Teatree
Melaleuca lanceolata
[some flowers persisting]
Swamp Banksia
Banksia littoralis
Swamp Peppermint
Taxandria linearifolia
Swish Bush, Golden Spray
Viminaria juncea

(flowers on new post-fire plants - Meelup))
Swamp Bottle Brush
Beaufortia sparsa

Hakea linearis

Other large shrubs and small trees

Grevillea manglesioides

edit below

Banksia occidentalis
Holly-leaved Banksia
Banksia ilicifolia

Medium shrubs from our Nursery List

Candle Hakea
Hakea ruscifolia

Regelia ciliata

Taxandria fragrans
Acacia cyclops
Coastal Daisy Bush
Olearia axillaris

Astartea sp

last flowers
Coastal Honeymyrtle
Melaleuca systena

Some flowering in post-fire situations

edit below

Solanum symonii
Grey Stinkwood
Jacksonia furcellata

[a few last flowers]
Fine Teatree
Taxandria parviceps
Scrub Sheoak
Allocasuarina humilis
Jacksonia horrida
last flowers - Vasse Hwy 10th May

Other medium shrubs

Pimelea lanata
(perhaps not) (Anniebrook)

edit below

Hakea tuberculata
Taxandria inundata

Coast Beard-heath
Leucopogon parviflorus
(post-fire flowering of young plants on the Cape)
Santalum acuminatum
Sea Box
Alyxia buxifolia

Banksia sphaerocarpa

Small plants/shrubs from our Nursery List

Angled Lobelia
Lobelia anceps
Pindak, Silky-leaved Blood Flower
Calothamnus sanguineus
Slender Myoporum
Myoporum caprarioides
Prostrate Woolly Bush
Adenanthos meisneri
Robin Red Breast
Melaleuca lateritia

mostly finished

Grammatotheca bergiana
Narrow Winged Wattle
Acacia stenoptera
Sea Celery
Apium prostratum
Common Sea Heath
Frankenia pauciflora

edit below

Hemiandra pungens


Cushion Bush
Leucophyta brownii
Thick-leaved Fanflower
Scaevola crassifolia
(some last flowers)
Australian Bluebell
Billardiera fusiformis
Samolus junceus Tangle Daisy
Ozothamnus cordatus
Pretty Honey Myrtle
Melaleuca trichophylla
Creeping Brookweed
Samolus repens

Other small plants/shrubs

Camphor Myrtle
Babingtonia camphorosmae
last flowers
Leucopogon propinquus Astroloma sp
probably sp. Nannup
Sand Bottlebrush
Beaufortia squarrosa
Daviesia sp
Ruabon - Tutanup area

Grevillea maccutcheonii

Basket Flower
Adenanthos obovatus

Daviesia preissii

Autumn Scrub Daisy
Olearia paucidentata

Boronia tenuior

Finished Yallingup, but just finishing  flowering at Cane Brake Pool 8th April

Hypocalymma strictum

Platysace filiformis

Leucopogon glabellus
probably ...
Leucopogon sp. Margaret River
Wavy-leaved Wattle
Acacia obovata

Adenanthos sp. Whicher Range
[Just starting in Yallingup]
Leucopogon tenuis

edit below

White-flowered Acacia
Acacia gilbertii
Small-leaved Scaevola
Scaevola microphylla

Tall Lobelia
Lobelia gibbosa
Rock Thryptomene
Thryptomene saxicola
Hemiandra pungens, white

Twin-leaf Myoporum
Myoporum oppositifolium
Common Pinheath
Styphelia tenuiflora

Pithocarpa pulchella var. melanostigma
Grevillea bronwenae

Acacia tetragonocarpa Snakebush
Hemiandra pungens, shrub form
Pearl Flower
Conostephium pendulum
Pentapeltis peltigera
Viscid Hand-flower
Scaevola glandulifera
Swamp Pea
Euchilopsis linearis

Fringed Daisy Bush
Olearia ciliata
Hemiandra pungens, shrub form

Karri Dampiera
Dampiera hederacea

Kick Bush
Astroloma pallidum

Other Climbing Plants [not on our list]

Marianthus tenuis
Billardiera laxiflora

Still flowering at Cane Brake Pool 8th April
Climbing Triggerplant
Stylidium scandens

edit below

Monocots from our Nursery List

Other Monocots

Large-flowered Bog Rush
Schoenus grandiflorus
Kingia australis
Lepidosperma squamatum
Lyginia imberbis

edit below

Coast Sword-sedge
Lepidosperma gladiatum

Spreading Sword-sedge
Lepidosperma effusum

Dasypogon bromeliifolius
Semaphore Sedge
Mesomelaena tetragona

Geographe Community Landcare Nursery
opening windows into our flora
Flowering in April 2010
over 25 species - (noticed)

In December (2009), we started listing the local flora that was flowering. See below if you'd like to help.

under construction
This is a very rough list of what is flowering locally in December. Some - like the hibbertias - are just finishing their flowering season. You may be able to help compile this page, and pages on the flowering of our flora in the following months. Please contact us if you notice something that we've missed. This page is mostly listing the Dicots, but many Monocots also have very beautiful flowerings. For a complete listing of genuses in scientific order, see our Classification page.
As with December, the January flowering includes 'tail-end' flowering (Agonis flexuosa, Hibbertia cuneiformis) and new flowerings like Xylomelum occidentale and Billardiera floribunda.
From observations at the end of January, it seems that February will be a poor month for flowerings, but we may be surprised. Many of the flowerings of late Spring that were holding on have at long last petered out and the pink Summer verticordias are fading, turning white. The Marri is flowering or ready to flower - there is a really good Marri flowering this year. The Woody Pear was quite short-lived, and some is already fading. A surprise is a lovely Lobelia, Lobelia gibbosa, with a succulent stem, defying the heat of Summer.

To compensate for a lack of flowering, a lot of the water-stressed bush is displaying the signs of diallagy. What appears to be a plant in the throes of death is actually a plant faking death, and in the process giving us a display of reds, browns, ambers, and yellows. When the rains arrive in Autumn, these colours are transformed to the leaf colour we are most comfortable with, green.
Our page on this phenomenon: Diallagy.

In our region, the Marri (Corymbia calophylla) is the most apparent flowering, but Hakea ruscifolia is still flowering strongly. Calothamnus sanguineus is flowering very well this month (Meelup, Big Rock Reserve, ...).
A great flowering this year of Swamp Banksia (Banksia littoralis).
Still flowering: Marri (Corymbia calophylla), Banksia littoralis, Melaleuca lanceolata, Calothamnus sanguineus, ...
Marianthus tenuis is showing in many locations; Acanthocarpus preissii coming out, ...

If you observe April flowerings, you may be able to help us make our list. Email your suggestions and photos to:
samolus [at] westnet [dot] com [dot] au
Photos: all photos below to be taken locally in April 2010
This is a GAME. The rules: the photos for this page MUST be taken in the month of flowering and posted in the same period - not old stock photos . Hopefully this will encourage us to be more aware of flowerings. We may cheat a little, and re-post some earlier photos if that species is observed continuing to flower.
under construction
Reposted photos - brought forward from March, some earlier:

Nursery List
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still persisting

Nursery List
Nursery List Nursery List

New photos (but some of these were flowering in previous months):

Bunker Bay

Very late?

Nursery List Nursery List

A few last flowers
still persisting in Busselton

Ericaceae species

17th April 2010
most not flowering

Nursery List
Nursery List

Lepidosperma, probably Lepidosperma squamatum

Pimelea, probably
Pimelea lanata

Flowers very low -
Lomandra suaveolens

Nursery List

Nursery List

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