Information or Visitor Centres in the regional towns are now open and the best place to get local information on what's blooming and where.
Current Wildflower Sightings for 2019 - updated as of 18 September
The warm weather with little or no rain is pushing the season forward rapidly with everlastings and orchids heading to the end of their flowering.
CHAPMAN VALLEY: Everlasting flowers are now fading as their season comes to an end. There are bush flowers along the way and they looking colourful.
KALBARRI: A large variety of bush flowers can be found in the Kalbarri National Park – inland gorges as well as the coastal strip.
PINDAR: Lots of wreath flower are now flowering beautifully. More rain is badly needed to maintain flowering. Head 30kms of east of Mullewa on highway and turn into Pindar. Drive past the old Pindar pub (now a café and art centre) and turn left onto the Pindar-Berringarra Road. Proceed 10kms north on dirt road with flowers on the shoulders of the road. Signs along the way. Please park thoughtfully and exercise caution as trucks use the road.
CANNA: Has been great for orchids this season but now coming back to just donkey orchids as the hot weather impacts them. Lots of donkey orchid clusters on the short walk from the town camp area.
PERENJORI: Wreath flowers in full flower. Everlastings and orchids fading as their season ends. Bush flowers pretty.
COALSEAM CONSERVATION PARK: Everlasting now coming to an end of their season. Most of the pinks have seeded. Late flowering yellow waitzia everlasting now out. Purple fringe lilies, along with gums, hakea, grevillea and melaleuca.
MINGENEW AREA: Everlastings and orchids now impacted with dry conditions. Bush flowers continue to get better.
BRAND HIGHWAY: Bush flowers both sides of the highway around Eneabba to Badgingarra. Acacia blakelyi wattle are out along the highway and Woolly grevillea out in profusion. The beautiful blue Lechenaultia biloba is out on Tootbardi Rd and along Highway. Plenty of smoke bush, grevilleas, dryandras and pink thryptomene on the road. Good display of catspaw on Tootbardi Rd at entrance to Hi Vallee Farm.
What to look out for if you are in the region:
- Mingenew Hill - everlastings, pink fairy orchids, fringe lillys, snail orchids, Spider orchids.
- Depot Hill reserve - as above but also cow slips orchids, purple tassels, donkey orchids, spider orchids.
- Coalseam - as above, with Orchids at the lookout.
- Yandanooka West Road- yandy bells (everlastings)
- Recreation center drive way - cow slips, spiders and snails.
- Golf course - all the orchids. Please walk or stick to the tracks and watch for golfers.
- Wilson nature reserve - all the orchids as well as bee orchids.
- Pindar- wreath flowers just starting to appear
- Bateman Road, Three Springs- wreath flowers
- Arrino - historic cemetery- orchids and fringe lillies near the southern edge of town
- Canna- orchids
- Lake Indoon- queen of sheba orchid and others.
- Western Flora Caravan Park north of Eneabba - look out for the guided wildflower walk at 4pm every day.
Please note: This page is regularly updated with current wildflower information so be sure to check back regularly.