The Cape Range National Park is home to 630 species of flowering plants - the Quobba coastline out of Carnarvon has some very unusual looking flowers. The brilliant Red Sturt Desert Pea, which flowers in late winter (June to August) is a particularly popular flora species in the Cape Range along with the purple Mulla Mulla flower. The brilliant Red Sturt Desert Pea and the even rarer White Sturt Desert Pea populate the area. The Green Bird Flower, shaped just like a hummingbird, is found within the Cape Range National Park and in Carnarvon town.
Each year, the town of Carnarvon and its surrounds are flooded with everlasting flowers, just like those found at Coalseam Conservation Park near Mingnew. Carnarvon's everlastings can be found in patches and fields along the North West Coastal Highway and sometimes at Rocky Pool. Carnarvon's everlastings generally start in late July going into September - with everlasting carpets intertwining with purple Dampier Pea, thriving in the red Pindan dirt – very colourful!
Wildflower Sightings and Predictions for 2019
North West Highway between Billabong Roadhouse and Carnarvon
- Tribulus suberosa
- Ptilotus obovatus
- Paper daisy (everlastings)
White/Cream Everlasting wildflower carpets have started on the road to Miaboolya Beach, 22km North of Carnarvon town.
- Located 75 kilometres north of Carnarvon (bitumen road) is the turn off to the Blowholes. Flowers have been sighted at the turn off.
Quobba Station and Red Bluff
- Native bush scrub is flowering at Quobba Station and Red Bluff including Kurara and Bush Tomato. These two locations can often see Mulla Mulla and pockets of Everlastings however flowers have not yet started to bloom.
Exmouth - Cape Range National Park
- Green Bird Flower (Crotalaria cunninghamii)
- Mulla Mulla is about 2 weeks away, will be in the Cape Range NP. Currently it’s green and without its signature purple fluffy ‘coat’
- Sturt Red Desert Pea found on east coast of Cape (nearer to Exmouth Gulf) and in the Town of Exmouth
Last updated: 24 July 2019
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