Oatley Park flowers in June


Red Five Corners Styphelia tubiflora Black-eyed Susan Tetratheca neglecta
Small shrub with pointed leaves and conspicuous red tubular flowers. Plateau and slopes. A small shrub with whorled leaves; flowers pink with 4 petals and a dark centre. On the plateau near the lookout but uncommon.
Needle Bush Hakea sericea Finger Orchid Petalochilus pictus
A medium shrub with needle-like leaves and abundant white flowers. Found chiefly on the plateau Formerly called Caladenia. Ground orchid to 30cm tall with white to pink flowers. Plateau and slopes.
Sunshine Wattle
Acacia terminalis
Sweet-scented wattle
Acacia suaveolens
Shrub to 2 m tall with bipinnate leaves and yellow flower balls. One of the earliest wattles to flower. Common and often dominant along roadsides.   A Slender shrub, with narrow phyllodes and pale yellow flower balls.  
Queensland Silver Wattle Acacia podalyriifolia Green Five Corners Styphelia laeta
Although not a local native, a couple of trees make a brilliant show of yellow near the picnic ground   Two small shrubs covered with lime-green tubular flowers along Lime Kiln Service Track
Coast Banksia Banksia integrifolia Pink Spider Flower Grevillea sericea
A medium tree along shoreline    Small shrub with pink spider-like flowers. Widespread and common.  
 Green Spider Flower Grevillea mucronulata
Pine Heath Astroloma pinifolius
Small shrub. Flowers green with a pink style. Leaves roundish.   Low shrub with crowded needle-like leaves. Flowers tubular, red with a yellow-green tip.   

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, Alan Fairley & Philip Moore, available in book shops.

2 comments to Oatley Park flowers in June

  • Debra Phillis

    Dear enthusiasts,
    Last weekend (27-8 August) I photographed a small flowering plant that looks very much like Ricinocarpus except that it has 8 petals. While I was able to identify the other plants, this one left me stumped.
    A search of Oatley Bush Park’s listed plants and flowering plants this month yielded no results and I wonder if I can send a photo for identification.
    Kind Regards, Debra

  • admin

    That’s very interesting. Could you send the photo to off@oatleypark.com and we’ll see if we can identify it.

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