Oatley Park Flowers July


Common Correa Correa reflexa Prickly Beard-heath
Leucopogon juniperinus
Small shrub with opposite leaves and yellow-green bell flowers. Common, especially in sheltered spots.   A low shrub with prickly leaves and numerous small white flowers within the foliage. Widespread.  
Guinea Flower Hibbertia monogyna Eggs and Bacon Dillwynia retorta
Shrub to 60 cm tall, with wedge-shaped leaves and yellow flowers. Open forest, including Headland Track.   Shrub mostly about 1 m tall. Leaves narrow and crowded; flowers yellow with red centre. Widespread on drier plateau.  
Spine-leaf Banksia Banksia spinulosa
Prickly Moses Acacia ulicifolia
Small shrub with narrow toothed leaves. Flowers in golden-yellow spikes with hooked dark styles.   Small shrub with needle-like phyllodes and creamy globular flowers. Widespread.  
Myrtle-leaf Wattle Acacia myrtifolia Fuchsia Heath Epacris longiflora
Low shrub with elliptic phyllodes to 5 cm long and light yellow flowerheads. Widespread.   Shrub with small heart-shaped leaves. Flowers pendulous, tubular, red with white tips. Cream-flowered varieties also can be found. Common on sheltered slopes.  
Muttonwood Mysine variabilis Hairy Zieria Zieria pilosa
Formerly Rapanea. Large shrub with leathery toothed leaves. Tiny white to pink flowers are clustered along old wood. Sheltered sites.   Low shrub with leaves in 3. Stems hairy. Small white flowers with 4 petals. Sheltered slopes, including Headland Track.  
Fringed Helmet Orchid Corybas fimbriatus Sydney Golden Wattle Acacia longifolia
Small hooded ground orchid with a solitary heart-shaped leaf and reddish-purple flower. Uncommon, but occurs along Headland Track.   Tall spreading shrub with long broad phyllodes and many flowers in attractive spikes. Widespread in Park.  

For More information on the Flora of Oatley Park and Sydney Region check out the publications below:

  • Native Plants of Oatley Park Compiled by Alan Fairley, copies available at Oatley Flora and Fauna monthly meetings.
  • Native Plants of the Sydney District an identification guide, by Alan Fairley & Philip Moore, available in book shops.

Photos of  Oatley Park & Surrounds

For those interested in Photos of Oatley Park click on photo to check out website with photos of  Oatley Park and Hurstville Bushland. Photos are of  Hurstville’s bushland – flora, fauna, people, landscape, sports, scenery, historic items of interest. Originally intended just for Oatley Park (Sydney, NSW, Australia), this group now includes any of the surrounding bushland areas including Lime Kiln Bay Wetlands, Bay Road Reserve, Oatley Heights Park, Yallolloh Reserve, Lime Kiln Bay Reserve, Gannons Park and Heinrich Reserve Lugarno. These areas of bushland are all contiguous.

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