Final post in my series on “Flowers and Plants I Don’t Really Know Anything About”. Our trip to Kings Park was enjoyable, but I wouldn’t say educational because I forgot to learn anything about the plants themselves and their names. I was going to take photos and then take a pic of any info next to the plant. But I did that only once. And then forgot for all the others. So I’m just guessing from here on in. Except for the first picture 🙂
The Wooly Banksia. It was indeed wooly like a little sheep. It looked like one of those microphone things news crews are always waving about in outside interviews.
Kangaroo Paw. If I got this one wrong, I would be in trouble. And possibly not Australian.
This is West Australian Edelweiss. No, it isn’t – I am making that up. It’s very dainty and pretty though. You could sing about it in the Alps, I’m sure. Wearing a dress made out of curtains – that sort of thing.
This is the lovely Native Hibiscus. I know this one. It is otherwise known as the West Coast Gem. I didn’t know that.
This is also a Kangaroo Paw. An underipe one. Kidding. It’s a Black Kangaroo Paw –
Macropidia fuliginosa if you want to be posh.
This is a Morning Iris. I know this because I searched four million flowers on Google before I found it. The colour is quite beautiful and is striking against the colours of the bushland.
Pink (Lipstick) Boronia. Know this one too. I am a horticultural genius! Boronia has a strong smell (not unpleasant) and these lovely bell-shaped flowers. It is becoming more common to see it amongst flower arrangements at florist shops.
Another beautiful blue specimen. I’m sure it has a lovely name. If only I knew it!
Grevillea. I used to call these “Prawn Plants” when I was a kid. Many people called them “Those bloody Grevilleas!!!” because they are allergic to them. Coincidentally, lots of people are also allergic to prawns. I’m just being silly now.
Well, that was the end of my playful romp through Kings Park. You should go there yourself one day. If you live in Perth. Otherwise it might be a bit far. But you could probably come to Perth for other stuff as well and make a proper trip of it. We have a River and a City and roads and all sorts of stuff with silly people like me milling about. Plus we have lots of sunshine, which is important. Especially as I am always cold.
The End 🙂