Wheatbelt Way Wildflowers
Best time to view is from July to September!
The Wheatbelt Way may be located on the driest continent on Earth, but it is still home to some amazing biodiversity. Australia’s southwest corner is one region that is recognized as a global biodiversity “hotspot” with outstanding natural environments whose protection is essential. From the Swan coastal plain to the valleys around Perth, from the Esperance plains to the jarrah-karri eucalyptus forests, and then the Wheatbelt woodlands and granite outcrops southwest Australia has the highest concentration of rare and endangered species on the entire continent.
Here one finds more than 6,000 species of native plants and 100 native mammals, birds, frogs, and reptiles, making the region a biodiversity “hotspot”.
The best times to view wildflowers along the Wheatbelt Way are from mid-July through to mid-September with different species putting on their displays over the season (depending on rainfall received). Some orchid and wattle species flower as early as April and May. In normal seasons opening rains set the district up for a brilliant display of wildflowers including masses of white, pink and yellow everlastings, up to 20 varieties of orchids and many bigger trees and shrubs such as wattles, melaleuca, hakea, grevillea, and climbing clematis vines. Acacias are a feature around the granite rocks. Calothamnus quadrifidus provides a great display of red one-sided flowers and as does Leptospermum erubescens with its show of pink and white. If you keep your eyes open you may see the upside down pea bush with red flowers.
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