If you missed part one of Wireless Hill or Kings Park, please use these links to view them first. When you’re on a good thing it often takes more than one trip to see everything and get all the photos you want and I went back to kings park and wireless hill to explore more and take some more pictures. I managed to find 3 different spider orchids and about 8 orchids all up at wireless hill but I’m not going to try and identify them all, my book has about 150 different spider orchids alone and many look very similar.
There were plenty more pictures of others, rattle beak orchids, snail orchids, pink fairy and cowslip orchids, surprisingly I only found two orchids at Kings park, however, I didn’t get out into the bush much there, it was mainly the planted gardens.
This is a close up of the green mulla mulla, it looks great when you can see the fine details, especially the clear scales at the top covering the main bud.
Yep, this flower is just called the southern cross, as it opens completely there are four separate little white “stars” in a similar shape to the southern cross stars seen in the night sky from anywhere in Australia.
Back up to kings park now and these everlastings look almost fake because they are so bright, shiny and perfect, they put on a magnificent display with a variety of colours.
Insects seem to love them as well, I saw more insects on these everlastings than any other single type of flower.
A different variety of everlasting with a smaller flower but the impressiveness of these is in their quantity, they grow in massive numbers carpeting the ground, with a bit of luck they will be in flower when I get up that way in a few days.
There’s nothing very special about the grevillea above, it was just a nice creamy colour and had a really tangled look about the flower.
Another creamy one. I’m trying to lull you into a pleasant mood before throwing some crazy ones at you.
How about some brighter and more unusual colours, grevilleas come in a wide variety of shapes and colours.
You’ve probably noticed by now that I’ve just been listing these all as “grevillea” rather than their individual names. I didn’t write them down at the time and rather than lead you a stray I thought I’d keep it simple, though the one above is a “pink poker” grevillea in bud, and below is it beginning to open.
And then the further stage of the individual flowers opening completely, starting from the bottom of the flower working it’s way up.
Enough grevilleas, I could keep on going as there are plenty more but I really should finish this off and post it, one last picture, a scarlet feather flower, with an annoying piece of fluff right on the flower.