Wreath Flower - Another Wildflower of Western Australia

@JudyEv (116297)
Bunbury, Australia
March 11, 2016 7:43am CST
I've done several posts on Western Australia's wildflowers. The one shown here is the wreath flower (Lechenaultia macrantha). This low growing plant looks like a wreath when viewed from above. It is found in gravel or sandy soils in Western Australia and flowers from August to November. It spreads to about a metre (3.3feet) and has fleshy branches and narrow leaves. The ends of the branches bear the large yellow, pink and red flowers. The one in the photo has a number of flowers but often the centre is more sparse giving a better likeness of a ring or wreath. This one was in a small, unused graveyard near a small town called Mullewa.
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@AnneEJ (5026)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
11 Mar 16
What a lovely flower that is. It must be only found in Australia. I don't remember ever hearing about it before.
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@JudyEv (116297)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar 16
It says it can be grown by cutting but I've never seen it in gardens, botanical or private.
@GrannyGee (1768)
• Louisburg, North Carolina
12 Mar 16
I had never heard of them before, either. It's wonderful to learn about new things in other countries we weren't aware of ... that's the reward when interacting with others.
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@JudyEv (116297)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Mar 16
@GrannyGee I have learnt so much about other countries and cultures.
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@GreatMartin (4307)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
12 Mar 16
And I have a flower growing in the drain on the building next to me--is that 'wild' enough??
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@JudyEv (116297)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar 16
Yep, that's wild enough? Tough little codgers, aren't they?
@GrannyGee (1768)
• Louisburg, North Carolina
12 Mar 16
It's beautiful, @GreatMartin! Not only that ... to grow there, it's ... special!
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@dianadee (1732)
• South Africa
14 Mar 16
That is the cutest photo ..good potting pot!
@LadyDuck (142186)
• Switzerland
11 Mar 16
It's the first time that I see those flowers and they look beautiful. I love the colours, from white to dark pink and red.
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@JudyEv (116297)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar 16
So much nicer than all one colour, don't you think Anna?
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@LadyDuck (142186)
• Switzerland
12 Mar 16
@JudyEv Yes, absolutely, I love the flowers with a mix of colours.
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• United States
12 Mar 16
'tis beautiful! hey, i wonder if'n such'd thrive here'n these grassy high plains? ya know when those fluke rainstorms come by. what'n appropriate place to find such. kinda like 'tis waitin' to greet someone 'n put'em to rest.
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@JudyEv (116297)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar 16
I hadn't thought about it being an appropriate place for a wreathe flower but you're quite right.
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@TheHorse (60674)
• Pleasant Hill, California
11 Mar 16
Heh. Before I read your text, I exclaimed (in silence), "It looks like a wreath!"
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@JudyEv (116297)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar 16
What an observant fellow you are! But you're absolutely right.
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@hostessman (8557)
• Tucson, Arizona
11 Mar 16
ery nice and very pretty. a job well done
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@JudyEv (116297)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar 16
We are always thrilled if we find one of these.
• United States
11 Mar 16
A very hardy flower Judy. What a blessing in the dry earth. I love it.
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@JudyEv (116297)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar 16
Some of these flowers are very tough to grow where they do.
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@GrannyGee (1768)
• Louisburg, North Carolina
11 Mar 16
Wow ... I think those wildflowers are absolutely beautiful!
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@JudyEv (116297)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar 16
It's very pretty isn't it? It the highlight for many people who go looking for wildflowers if they find one of these.
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@GrannyGee (1768)
• Louisburg, North Carolina
12 Mar 16
@JudyEv Oh my ... if I found such a beautiful sight when out looking ... I would be most awed. That is beautiful, special!
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@divalounger (2253)
• United States
11 Mar 16
Ah--this looks like it could thrive in dry California!
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@JudyEv (116297)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar 16
We were taught at school that we had a climate like California or at least parts of it - a dry, Mediterranean-type climate we were told.
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• United States
15 Mar 16
@JudyEv That is what I would think as well!
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@Ronrybs (7283)
• London, England
11 Mar 16
It would probably thrive over here in the summer months
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@JudyEv (116297)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar 16
Maybe but the winters wouldn't suit it. It grows in the dry areas.
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@Ronrybs (7283)
• London, England
12 Mar 16
@JudyEv Very true, we get rather damp!
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@shubhu3 (14222)
• New Delhi, India
11 Mar 16
Woww The flower is beautiful. I love flowers especially roses and orchids.
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@JudyEv (116297)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar 16
Rose are one of my favourites too.
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@shubhu3 (14222)
• New Delhi, India
12 Mar 16
@JudyEv That's amazing. We have similarities.
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@jstory07 (64284)
• Roseburg, Oregon
12 Mar 16
Those are really beautiful flowers.
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@JudyEv (116297)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar 16
I have a better photo somewhere - more 'wreath-like' - but I couldn't find it.
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• United States
11 Mar 16
Very pretty and I can see this strewn through veils or head pieces for brides accenting their wedding dresses and accessories -- I tried also looking for any medicinal properties for this flower and there were none
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@JudyEv (116297)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar 16
So it must be just to make you feel better by its beauty
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@teamfreak16 (40111)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
11 Mar 16
Looks like a pretty cool flower.
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@JudyEv (116297)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar 16
Some of our wildflowers are spectacular while others are quite plain but still pretty.
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@Corbin5 (96652)
• United States
11 Mar 16
It has such a delicate look to it. A real beauty!
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@JudyEv (116297)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar 16
The colours are delicate. I'd have to agree with that.
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@Juliaacv (27960)
• Canada
11 Mar 16
Its very appropriately named given the shape of it. Quite a lovely looking plant.
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@JudyEv (116297)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar 16
Often the middle is more sparse. The one in the photo is all filled in a bit more than some.
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@allknowing (60432)
• India
11 Mar 16
There is no end to what can be classified as a wild flower. Every country, every region can boast of the most unusual creations. All of them will get a place in gardens sooner or later as it has happened to all the flowers that we see in gardens today. In Kashmir roses are still seen in a wild environment.
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@JudyEv (116297)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar 16
Wikipedia says this can be grown by cuttings although I've never seen nor heard of them anywhere but in the bush.
• United States
11 Mar 16
That is so cool looking, love it. I guess it is very hardy.
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@JudyEv (116297)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar 16
It wouldn't get much rain where it grows and the soil would not be particularly fertile either.
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@salonga (28006)
• Philippines
11 Mar 16
It's amazing that they form wreath shape! This is my first time to see such kind of flower, thanks for sharing.
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@JudyEv (116297)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar 16
I"m glad you like it. :)
@Susan2015 (20006)
• United States
11 Mar 16
That is very different looking and does look like a big circle. It is pretty.
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@JudyEv (116297)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Mar 16
It is well-named isn't it? Looks just like a wreath.