Another unusual wildflower from Fitzgerald River National Park, Western Australia
By Judy Evans
January 13, 2018 5:56pm CST
Recently we saw a large number of flowering wildflowers in the Fitzgerald River National Park in south-east Western Australia. The region is quite famous for the Qualup bell but unfortunately we didn’t see any of these on this occasion so I don’t have a photo of a real one. The photo shows one my mother painted on to a piece of china. The taxonomic name is Pimelea physodes and the shrub grows up to a metre tall. The flower heads droop with large cream petals, streaked with red. It occurs naturally in the coastal areas between Albany and Esperance and is notoriously hard to cultivate in domestic gardens.
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Thanks for sharing about that beautiful flower. I am so longing for Spring here in Northeastern PA in the United States. We have ice on the ground with snow covering it right now and its 19 degrees. The sun has been shinning today but it was only 25 degrees at its warmest. I do not like winter, well I think the snow is beautiful on the trees and stuff but I won't go out in it unless I have to. Shame, when I was a kid I lived outside when the snow came. I'm so different now. I'm a home body and my husband is definitely an out doors person. If the sun is shinning he's usually out and about otherwise he's on the couch sleeping, eating and watching tv lol!