The Wheatbelt region is a land of striking contrasts, with open farmlands, rust-red granite outcrops, salt lake views and numerous nature reserves. Marvel at the magnificent views from Elachbutting Rock or follow the Granite Loop Trail in spring and explore a wonderland of wildflowers.

July, 2016

The Wheatbelt region blooms to life with dashes of colours throughout the season. Australia's Golden Outback often sight an abundance of Orchids and Everlastings. Check out what was sighted during the 2016 season.

Chittering Valley - Cresthill Road and Blackboy Ridge

  • Kangaroo paw (Anigozanthos manglesii)
  • Blue leschenaultia (Lechenaultia biloba)
  • Hovea
  • Donkey orchid (Diuris)
  • Blue enamel orchid (Elythranthera brunonis)
  • Pink orchid (Phalaenopsis schilleriana)
    Silky Blue Orchid

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  • Spider orchid (Caladenia)
  • Cat's paw (Anigozanthus)
Dowerin - Minnivale townsite
  • Pink feather flowers (False spirea)
  • Black toothbrush grevillea (Grevillea armigera)
  • Christmas morrison (Verticordia nitens)

Wyalkatchem - Wyalkatchem Reserve and Korrelocking Reserve

  • Sundew orchid (Drosera glanduligera)
  • Everlasting (Xerochrysum bracteatum)
  • Foxglove (Digitalis)

Trayning - Billycatting Reserve

  • White flowered sundews (Drosera sp.)
  • Spider, Donkey and Fairy orchids

Beacon and Billiburning

  • Spider and Fairy orchids 
  • Pink, White and Yellow everlastings
  • Grevillea
  • Hakea
  • Eremophila
  • Sandpaper wattle

Merredin

  • Hakea
  • Grevillea (Grevillea robusta)
  • Guinea Flower (Hibbertia)
  • Snail orchids in Tamma Parkland

From Perth to Mukinbudin, the following blooms are flourishing along the way

  • Botany Bay orchid (Pterostylis sp)
  • Winter flowering wattles (Acacia pycnantha)
  • Bottlebrush (Callistemon)
  • Purple Dampieria
  • Hairy stem orchids (Pterostylis sp. 'hairy') are spotted on Westonia Walk Trail near site 8 Echidna Walk
  • Other perennial shrubs around Koorda, Gabbin and Billyacatting Hill areas

If travelling further south to Bruce’s Rock Nature Reserve, there are plenty spotted off the track

  • Snail orchids (Pterostylis sp)
  • Inland hairy stemmed orchids (Pterostylis sp. 'hairy')
  • Various snail orchids (Pterostylis scabra orchids)