Wildflower season: spring is here and flowers are in bloom

The 'Black Kangaroo Paw'.
The 'Black Kangaroo Paw'.

SPRING has sprung, and if you want to see wildflowers you could not be living in a better place.

There are more than 12,000 species of wildflowers in WA, the most diverse collection in the world.

And one of the biggest displays is right on the doorstep of the city, with Kings Park hosting a Floral Fantasy Festival – flowers from every region of the state.

This year’s feature flower is the ‘Black Kangaroo Paw’ (above).

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Then, just a short drive from the city in the Swan Valley, you can enjoy a bite to eat at a winery before seeing the sumptuous flowers on show at Whiteman Park.

There you’ll see prickly bark banksia, hibberias and grass trees.

Or visit Noble Falls Walk Trail, which showcases orchids, haekas, grevilleas, isopogons, petrophiles, trigger plants and verticordias.

In Perth’s Hills there are many great trails, like Eagles’ View Walk, Wandoo Heights Wildflower Trail, Bibbulmun Track and the Mount Dale Walk Trail, showcasing some of the most spectacular flora.

Yanchep, in Perth’s far north, is home to the Yanchep Rose, while on Rottnest Island you can see the Blue Rottnest Daisy.

For more information visit Experience Perth.