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An encounter with the great outdoors.

I went outside last week. If you know me, you’ve probably determined I’m quite comfortable inside, but the outdoors is a place I approach with some trepidation. 275 more words


Blind Grass

We have seen this pretty Blind Grass (Stypandra glauca) flowering in quite a few places recently. It grows in Western Australia, roughly southwest of a line from Geraldton to Esperance , and flowers from about August to November. 7 more words


Couch Honeypot

Banksias are strange looking plants, but this one is particularly odd. It is called Couch Honeypot (Banksia dallanneyi) and mostly grows as a low, spreading plant, though it can be a more upright shrub. 33 more words


Pink Rainbow

Everyone seems to have a soft spot for carnivorous plants. You’ll find quite a lot of them growing around Perth. This one is the prettily named Pink Rainbow (Drosera menziesii) which has pink flowers and sticky leaves to trap insects. 10 more words


Blue Squill

At a quick glance, you might mistake this flower for the Morning Iris in the previous entry on this blog. But it is actually a different plant altogether – for example, the leaves are completely different. 30 more words


Morning Iris

There was also plenty of this delicate blue/mauve Morning Iris (Orthrosanthus laxus) growing at Lesmurdie Falls when we were there last week. It’s another wildflower that is rated as being “Common” by the experts, but is very pretty for all that. 14 more words