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the native flora of the SW of Western Australia
Flowering in July 2011
so far  over 95 species
noticed up to 26th July - buds not counted
(Busselton & Margaret River-Augusta)
July 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.
We only list species that we have seen with our own eyes ... or yours.
Scroll down
to see last year's results.

Trees from our Nursery List

[Some flowers persisting]
Corymbia calophylla
Taxandria juniperina
Flooded Gum
Eucalyptus rudis

edit below

Look out for:

Other Trees

Holly-leaved Banksia
Banksia ilicifolia

Large shrubs and small trees from our Nursery List

Swamp Peppermint
Taxandria linearifolia
Native Willow
Callistachys lanceolata
Albizia, Cape Wattle
Paraserianthes lophantha
Beyeria viscosa
Parrot Bush
Banksia sessilis var. cordata

Hakea linearis
Two-leaf Hakea
Hakea trifurcata

Look out for:
Hakea trifurcata 20th July
Banksia sessilis var. cordata 3rd July
Banksia squarrosa ssp. argillacea

edit below

Other large shrubs and small trees
edit below

Medium shrubs from our Nursery List

Taxandria fragrans
Calothamnus graniticus Grey Honeymyrtle
1st flowers noticed mid-June
Melaleuca incana
Cockies Tongues
Templetonia retusa
Cut-leaf Hibbertia
Hibbertia cuneiformis

Grey Stinkwood
Jacksonia furcellata
first flower? [July 4th]

Coastal Honeymyrtle
Melaleuca systena
[post fire situation, Cape Naturaliste]
Yellow Tailflower
Anthocercis littorea
Acacia myrtifolia
Tree Hovea
Hovea elliptica
Look out for:
Hakea varia
Logania vaginalis
Acacia extensa

edit below

Regelia ciliata

Fine Teatree
Taxandria parviceps
flowers in some areas,
e.g. Sabina area
Coastal Wattle
Acacia cyclops
Some sporadic

Other medium shrubs

Taxandria inundata Homalospermum firmum
Unusually early? (June 30th, and it looks as if it's been flowering a while)
Pimelea lanata
some straggling flowers
Pittosporum ligustrifolium Hakea marginata

Grevillea manglesioides
Scott River Banksia
Banksia meisneri ssp. ascendens P4
Coast Beard-heath
Leucopogon parviflorus
[Just beginning to flower late July - sometimes a large shrub - small tree]

Look out for:
Leucopogon verticillatus
Hakea marginata July 4th

Grevillea mangelsioides July 4th

Small plants/shrubs from our Nursery List

Honey Bush
Hakea lissocarpha
Prostrate Woolly Bush
Adenanthos meisneri
Pindak, Silky-leaved Blood Flower
Calothamnus sanguineus

Thomasia foliosa
Lemon-scented Darwinia
Darwinia citriodora

Pretty Honey Myrtle
Melaleuca trichophylla
Scrub Sheoak
Allocasuarina humilis
Rib Wattle
Acacia nervosa
False Boronia
Phyllanthus calycinus
Tail-leaved Acacia
Acacia urophylla

White Myrtle
Hypocalymma angustifolium

Kennedia carinata
Running Postman
Kennedia prostrata

Acacia lateriticola

glabrous variant
Narrow Winged Wattle
Acacia stenoptera

Sea Celery
Apium prostratum
Slender Myoporum
Myoporum caprarioides
Stalked Guinea Flower
Hibbertia racemosa

Acacia browniana

Acacia incurva
Look out for:
Hibbertia racemosa July 9th
Acacia lateriticola glabrous variant
Acacia browniana
Kennedia prostrata
Diplolaena dampieri
Hypocalymma angustifolium

Pultenaea reticulata
Myoporum caprarioides July 3rd
Carpobrotus virescens
Acacia incurva July 24th

Acacia pulchella
Kennedia carinata

Other small plants/shrubs

Daviesia (Ambergate _ decurrens?)
Prickly Bitter-pea
Daviesia decurrens
Yellow Buttercups
Hibbertia hypericoides
Holly-leaved Hovea
Hovea chorizemifolia
Leucopogon tenuis

Grevillea brachystylis ssp. brachystylis Grevillea brachystylis
ssp. grandis
Moss-leaved Heath
Astroloma ciliatum
Leucopogon conostephioides Hibbertia spicata ssp. spicata

Pearl Flower
Conostephium pendulum
Rock Thryptomene
Thryptomene saxicola
Blue Brother
Conospermum caeruleum

Kick Bush
Astroloma pallidum

Acacia flagelliformis

Hibbertia cunninghamii Adenanthos sp. Whicher Range Acacia semitrullata Daviesia sp.
at Bunker Bay
Basket Flower
Adenanthos obovatus

Leucopogon capitellatus

Synaphea gracillima
Pom-pom Darwinia
Darwinia vestita
Shrub Violet
Hybanthus floribundus

Olearia elaeophila

very last flower July 1

Daviesia rhombifolia Leucopogon glabellus Chorizema nanum probably ...
Hemiandra glabra

Prickly Bitter-pea
Daviesia horrida

Dampiera lindleyi

Hibbertia commutata

unnamed Dampiera
[possibly D.trigona

Trymalium ledifolium
var. rosmarinifolium
Tangled Smokebush
Conospermum flexuosum ssp. laevigatum

Thornless Wattle
Acacia lateriticola
Andersonia caerulea
Leafy Sundew
Drosera stolonifera
ssp. stolonifera

Unidentified senecio sp. - post-fire situation near coast at Meelup
Perhaps Senecio glomeratus

Look out for:
Conospermum flexuosum 15thJuly
Grevillea bronwenae
Leucopogon oxycedrus
Acacia flagelliformis 4th July
Acacia tetragonocarpa
Franklandia fucifolia
Andersonia caerulea 17th July
Acacia mooreana

Hybanthus calycinus
Synaphea gracillima
Grevillea quercifolia
Bossiaea aquifolium
Daviesia rhombifolia
5th  July
Trymalium ledifolium 15th July
Synaphea petiolaris ssp. triloba
Hemigenia spp
Pimelea suaveolens
Hypocalymma robustum
Darwinia vestita
Hibbertia commutata
16th July
Myoporum oppositifolium
Dampiera linearis
Hypoxis sp

Tetratheca sp

edit below

unidentified Grevillea
Scott River area
Common Pinheath
Styphelia tenuiflora
Scott River Jugflower
Adenanthos detmoldii
Drosera - Meelup Beautiful Pithocarpa
Pithocarpa pulchella var. melanostigma

Climbing Plants from our Nursery List

Native Wisteria
Hardenbergia comptoniana

Look out for:
Kennedia spp

Other Climbing Plants [not on our list]

Marianthus tenuis

Monocots from our Nursery List

Other Monocots

Banded Greenhood
Pterostylis vittata
Autumn Leek Lily
Prasophyllum parvifolium

Lomandra nigricans

Wurmbea sp (dioica?)

Helmet Orchid
Corybas recurvus

Snail orchid
Pterostylis pyramidalis

Yellow Star
Hypoxis occidentalis
var. quadriloba

Look out for:
Anarthria laevis

edit below

Laxmannia sp (Ruabon) Bunny Orchid
Eriochilus dilatatus
Anarthria prolifera Pineapple Bush
Dasypogon hookeri
Eriochilus sp (Dunsborough)
Lomandra micrantha Prickle Lily
Acanthocarpus preissii

Geographe Community Landcare Nursery
opening windows into our flora
Flowering in July 2010
so far  over 85 species - (noticed up to 28th July - buds not counted)

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

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, ...
A bit of 'carry-over' from last month: Acanthocarpus preissii, Calothamnus sanguineus, Marianthus tenuis, ... Eucalyptus rudis is just  breaking out. I don't know how we'll keep up with this: when we are going out seed- collecting, we're blown away from flowerings of species like Hovea chorizenmifolia, Styphelia tenuiflora and Hakea lissocarpha, etc.

Woodland and forest floors seem to start to become alive starting with the flowering of Hovea chorizemifolia, noticed in May. Its companion, Hibbertia hypericoides seems to herald the start of something new, and as can be seen below, quite a few species are now coming into flower. It is not Spring - this is our WINTER FLOWER SHOW.
Although the South Australian Acacia iteaphylla has been flowering for a couple of months already, other non-Western Australian acacias now make their show - Acacia longifolia, Acacia pycnantha, Acacia podalyriifolia. (Acacia iteaphylla and Acacia longifolia are now significant weeds in the Shire of Busselton, invading many reserves.)
So far the smaller acacias like Acacia nervosa, Acacia flagelliformis, Acacia semitrullata, etc. are the ones on show, but now in June, the larger wattles start to flower, starting with Acacia myrtifolia.
Local shrubs flowering in profusion are Hakea lissocarpha, Hakea linearis, Templetonia retusa, ...
It would seem that nothing much is happening - nothing much has happened since in May, but then,in May, Hovea chorizemifolia seemed to say to us that something new was about to begin. In fact - as can be seen from the June page - a great deal was starting to happen on the flowering front - over 85 species noticed!
Showing in July: Hakea lissocarpha, Hibbertia hypericoides, Hibbertia cuneiformis, Daviesia decurrens, Hovea elliptica, ...
Marianthus tenuis is fading (mid-July).

More to
come ...

As mentioned last month, some of the most spectacular flowerings are from the exotic wattles. Widely planted in the South West, some of these Eastern States' species are invading bushland. But if we look past these bold flowerings, a great number of local native acacia species are beginning to flower or are forming  buds for our main Spring show.

If you observe July 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 July 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.
Whilst we are populating this page, you may like to visit our page on the flowerings of June.
Reposted photos - brought forward from June, some earlier:

Some still persisting

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Daviesia decurrens

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Still flowering, but mostly finished

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under construction
Buds  ... buds not counted

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Grevillea trifida

Leucopogon conostephioides
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Hakea cyclocarpa

Boronia tenuior

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

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Prasophilum parvifolius
Autumn Leek Orchid

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(erect shrub form)

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Leucopogon sp - capitellatus?

Tetratheca sp (pink, Meelup)

Hovea elliptica

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Synaphea petiolaris ssp. triloba

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Spotted:an  early
Acacia cochlearis

Hakea varia

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Noticeable Weeds (links  to FloraBase with their new management notes)

Acacia iteaphylla
Acacia longifolia
Leptospermum laevigatum
Oxalis pes-caprae
Asphodelus fistulosus
Lantana camara

Arum Lily
Oenothera sp.

Trachyandra divaricata Fumaria capreolata Narcissus tazetta Zantedeschia aethiopica
Kunzea baxteri

Verbascum virgatum
Fumaria bastardii

Naturalised species

Tetragonia decumbens

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