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Wild flowers

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 8 September 2007 | Views [8061] | Comments [3]

The southern part of Western Australia has the reputation of become ablaze with wild flowers in spring time. Spring being not that far away, I have witnessed the prelude of Nature’s great symphony. The fields went from ochre to green, and progressively yellow the farther south I drove. The country side was covered in yellow lilies in some places. This being said, I felt I had to make small detour and backtrack a bit north to see Badgingarra National Park. Wandering along the paths inside the park allowed me to see up close a myriad of wild flowers, most of them less than a centimetre wide. Water being scarce for the most of the year, plants tries to loose as little as possible to evaporation, thus reducing the size of their flowers and leaves. In order to attract bees and other insects, they compensate for their lack of size by showing off the brightest of colours. Such details can only be appreciated up close, and for once I agree that a picture is worth a thousand words. That’s why the gallery going with this article is much bigger than the others. It all left me speechless, and I’m not sure I’d be able to convey the emotions even in French.

Tags: ambassador van, the great outdoors

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Hi That flower is not a wildflower. It is a South African import to Western Australia called a Gazania (not sure if that's the correct spelling). Sorry to be the bearer of bad news

  Jane Jul 19, 2010 1:28 PM

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Hi Jane! Thanks for the info. And this isn't bad news at all. I just call flowers that grow by themselves in the nature "wildflowers".... Anyway, at least now I know the name of this one ;-)

  steph Jul 25, 2010 9:36 PM

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Thanks for sharing this beautiful picture, I enjoyed the oppertunity of seeing images through your camera lens.

  Pune flowers Jan 17, 2012 9:39 PM

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