Wildflower Report

Published on Wednesday, 22 September 2021 at 4:00:00 PM

Welcome to our 2021 Wildflower Report! A huge thank you to Glenda and Murray Blyth for preparing this fantastic report! 


Brand Highway (Eneabba - Badgingarra): A lot of the highway has a been slashed but there is still colour.  Pink thryptomene,  verticordias, big orange grevilleas, smoke bush and wattles.  Where safe, pull over and walk in.  Western Flora caravan park is a wildflower hotspot (9955 2030).  For tours, Don and Joy from Hi Vallee farm (9652 3035) have a remnant bush area on their farm with unique plant species.  Special at the moment is purple enamel orchid and blue smoke bush

Canna: Paul from Canna advises the warm days have reduced the orchids to just the donkey variety now. Everlastings fading but bush flowers powering on. Blue Dampiera and pincushions looking good. Also flowering waitzia, melaleuca, wattles and grevillea. Dianella flax starting to flower. A camp area is situated behind the fire brigade shed. Donation.

Chapman River Walk: Chapman River Friends offer guided walks. Last walk of the season. Sun, 26 Sept leaving from 1 Fairfax Drive, Moresby, at 8.30am. Special guests FROGGS Inc (Botanical garden dreams) and Midwest Carbon Zero.

Chapman Valley: The first half of the drive is heavily agricultural with patches of everlasting flowers from the Naraling Hall, Yuna and through to Tenindewa. Everlastings now seeding. A basic camp area beside the Yuna Hall. Donation appreciated.

Coalseum: Everlasting are fading as the season moves on. Still lots of see and do. A range of walks and stunning geographic features. Camping available at Miners camp and the Breakaways. National Park fees apply. No dogs sorry.

Depot Hill: Park and walk short distance up the hill (past the weeds). There is a range of native plants. 15kms NW of Mingenew on the Allanooka Springs road to Geraldton. 

Kalbarri: The National Park contains a wide range of bush flowers – both the inland and coastal gorges. Several walks on offer with spectacular views and flowers. Current info at Kalbarri VC. Open daily. 9937 1104. Visit the very popular Skywalk.

Lesueur National Park: Inland from Jurien Bay, this park is a treasure for a variety of bush flowers. This park never disappoints. A great walk is offered up the hill. Amongst those flowering is hakeas, Dryandra, Calyrix, Conostylis, as well as smokebush and verticordia. An excellent diverse display.

Mingenew: Mingenew Hill has great views and pom poms. Yandy bells at Yandonooka South Rd intersection. Info at Visitor Centre, next to Bakery! Weekdays 9am-3pm. Good flowers at Mingenew South Rd and Arrowsmith East Rd.

Mullewa: A great town to base yourself while chasing the wildflowers.  The town walk departs opposite the caravan park.  A variety of flowers to be found.  Head up to the Scenic lookout for magic views and the bush walk.  Visit the Mullewa VC for updates.  Open daily – weekdays 9am-3pm & week-ends 9am-1pm.   Visit the Helen Ansell art gallery.  Helen specialises in flora and fauna.  Gallery & café 9am-3pm – open daily until end Sept.

Morawa: Everlastings fading but visit Info centre for latest news, including directions to wreathflowers. Open with volunteers 9am-4pm (99711 421).  Lots of roadside colour.   Mellenbye Station stay has self drives with seasonal flowers.  They also have a wreathflower patch – available through a tour.

Pindar: Lots of wreath flower plants both sides of road. Plants in full flower. 30km east of Mullewa on highway and turn into Pindar. Drive past the old Pindar Pub (closed). Turn left onto the Pindar-Berringarra Road. Proceed 10kms. At the sign, bear left to park. Drive approx 100-200m and walk short distance thru the bush to the flowers. Native cornflowers out.

Perenjori: Paddy advises flower information available on board at Info Centre, so grab a photo for directions/distances. Wreath flowers and bush flowers looking good. Get directions to wreaths on Wanara East Rod. Open 9am-4pm weekdays. Phone 99731105.

Tenindewa: This area is 20 km west of Mullewa and known for everlastings. Turn off Gdton- Mt Magnet highway and head north on the Tenindewa – Yuna Road for 500m and look for the Pioneer Well sign. Turn in and drive the short wildflower loop. Large areas of everlastings but now seeding. Camping in the area.

Three Springs: Orchids and everlastings passed their peak flowering time.  Wreath flowers on Bateman Rd looking magnificient.   Dookanooka Reserve has great variety of flowers. Best information at info centre Mon-Fri 10am-2pm.

To have your wildflower information included please contact Glenda at glenda53@westnet.com.au   

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