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Wildflowers

My skills and knowledge with wildflowers are considerably limited. That said, I still love to photograph them when walking around the bush looking for birds.

I’ve done my best to identify the varieties that appear on these pages, but if I have something wrong, please don’t hesitate to let me know.  I really would appreciate it and you would be helping me and other visitors to the site.

Blue Stars or Blue Squill

Blue Stars or Blue Squill

The Blue Stars or Blue Squill plant is a tuberous perennial herb.  The botanical name is Chamaescilla corymbosa It’s a very pretty native Australian plant

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Buttercups

Buttercups

These beautiful, little yellow flowers were sighted in the Wedderburn bush. Known as Buttercups they are of the family Ranunculus. Buttercups are mostly perennial flowers.

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Chocolate Lily

The Chocolate Lily, or Dichopogon strictus, is widespread around Wedderburn, Vic. It is a herbaceous perennial plant and native to Australia. It can have up

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Dames Rocket

Dames Rocket

Despite being a weed, this attractive shrub stands out very clearly in the bush. The photograph of the one above was taken near Wedderburn, Vic.

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Dusky Fingers Orchid

Dusky Fingers Orchid

The Dusky Fingers Orchid is widely distributed in eastern and south eastern Australia. The botanical name is Caladenia Fuscata. It is a perennial herb that

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Dwarf Greenhood Orchids

Dwarf Greenhood Orchid

The Dwarf Greenhood Orchids are small orchids that normally appear in a cluster.  The photo is quite representative of a group of these orchids.  The

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Golden Pennants

Golden Pennants

The Golden Pennant, or Glischrocaryon behrii, is a native Australian plant.  It is distributed through NSW, Victoria and South Australia.  In Victoria, the range seems

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Golden Sunburst

Golden Sunburst

The Golden Sunburst, and I think the botanical name is Hibbertia sp based on information given to me.  The VicFlora website though shows it as

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Golden Wattle

Golden Wattle

They really don’t come any better than this. The Golden Wattle is an absolutely magnificent bloom in later winter that heralds the spring.  With its

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Grey Everlasting

Grey Everlasting

The Grey Everlasting, Ozothamnus obcordatus, is a shrub that can grow to 1.5metres in height.  Again, another native in my favourite colour of yellow. It

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Leopard Orchid

Leopard Orchid

A magnificent member of the orchid family, although they are all fantastic.  The Leopard Orchid though is particularly colourful and stands out quite clearly in

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