Wildflower Sightings and Predictions for 2019
With late Autumn rains, followed by periods of sunshine, wildflower season is predicted to be good in 2019 however later than usual. We anticipate the first everlasting carpets to start blooming mid-late August, into September and early October.
- Pheladenia deformis (Blue Beard Orchid) Cream/ White form.
- Slowing opening/closing Thelymitra antennifera (Lemon Scented Sun Orchid)
- Pterostylis setulosa (Hairy-stemmed Snail Orchids)
- Caladenia sp. (Spider orchid)
- Thelymitra antennifera (Lemon Scented Sun Orchid)
- Feather Dryandra
- Hibbertia or Guinea Flower
- Pink Hakea
Chapman River National Park Walk
Guided walks along the Chapman River on the northern edge of Geraldton either Saturday or Sunday. Ask Geraldton Visitor Centre staff for details. Search for Chapman River Friends flower app for Android or Apple.
The first half of the drive is heavily agricultural with flowers starting between Naraling and Yuna townsite. Everlastings starting to flower around Naraling Hall and along the old railway track at Yuna. There are bush flowers along the way. Nanson’s Anglican church has some orchids now flowering.
Look out for:
- White Hakea
- Sundews (currently in bud)
Mullewa and Mullewa Southern Wildflower Trail
- Emu bush
- Flannel bush
- Acorn Banksia (not yet in bloom)
- Bush flowers
- White everlastings will be out in 2 weeks or so. Found close to the Wildflower Walk (as part of the Mullewa Wildflower Trails) that starts from the caravan park. A few spots that have already started with a bit of colour.
- Wattles and flowering trees and shrubs are just starting to flower between Mingenew and Eneabba
Carnamah and Eneabba
- Orchids are appearing in the vicinity and surrounds of Eneabba, particularly on Rose-Thompson Road south east of Eneabba.
- Everlastings are beginning to appear, however, these are more prolific between Carnamah and Perenjori, and ore likely to be out in full bloom by mid-August.
- The Tourist Information Office in Carnamah will be open by early August for more information on sightings and what is starting to bloom.
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
- Bateman Road, Three Springs- wreath flowers
- Arrino - historic cemetery- orchids and fringe lillies; turn off is at the sothern edge of arrino town
- Canna- orchids
- Lake Indoon- queen of sheba orchid and others.
- Western flora caravan park on brand highway north of Eneabba- guided wildflower walk at 4pm every day.
If you are looking for specific blooms, here's some information for your wildflower hunt:
Orchids are starting to come out at Depot Hill Reserve found on Depot Hill Rd, Mingenew.
- Everlasting Wildflower carpets
- Wreath Flowers
In 2019 it has been predicted that the Wreath Flowers are going to be late September. Most often found in/around Pindar and Mullewa by the roadside.
Last updated: 8 August 2019.
Kalbarri and Kalbarri National Park
A variety of bush flowers now appearing in the Kalbarri National Park – inland gorges as well as the coastal strip. The Kalbarri Visitor Centre publish a wildflower report on the local wildflowers, so pop in and see the team there.
Beginning in mid-July, the dry sand plains and coastal gorges of Kalbarri National Park transform into a vivid display of colour. In the next five months, it is predicted that over 1,100 species of Western Australian wildflowers will burst into bloom across the Kalbarri region. Any where there is burnt vegetation, new growth will be emerging with flowers. Although relatively early in the season, Kalbarri has seen positive rain and lots of sunshine, and it is predicted to be a strong season for wildflowers.
- Cowslips Orchids sighted 150m down the ZBend Trail (re-opens for public access - 1st Aug 2019)
- Natures Window, under the trees on the North side- Green Hood Orchids
- Entry station – Spiny Synaphea
- Murchison Rose – Natural Bridge
- Pullover bay at Jakes Point – Murchison Magic (Tarbush)
- Birgurda trail – Orchids and Murchison Rose
Ajana Road and Gravel pit (28km North of the Kalbarri turnoff)
- Acorn Banksia
- Short Leaf Star flowers
- Oldfield’s Wattle
- Woody Pear
- Pheladenia deformis (Blue-beard orchid)
- Acacia colletioides
- Hakea orthorrhyncha (Bird-beak hakea)
- Banksia borealis
- Dampiera lindleyi
- Grevillea intricata
Last updated: 14 August 2019.
Please note: This page is regularly updated with current wildflower information so be sure to check back regularly.