Oatley Park Flowers in September

Bitter Pea Daviesia corymbosa Waxlip Orchid Glossodia major
Shrub to 2m tall, with narrow lance-shaped leaves, clearly veined. Yellow pea flowers with a red centre are borne in clusters from leaf axils. Scattered on plateau and slopes.   A mauve-blue ground orchid with a solitary hairy leaf. In open woodland down from the oval.  
Dumplings Billardiera scandens Small Plank Plant Bossiaea ensata
Low twining plant with greenish-yellow bell flowers. The cylindrical fruit is edible. Scattered through the park, especially on sheltered slopes. Straggling low shrub, apparently leafless, with flattened stems and yellow pea flowers. Scattered on plateau.
Rusty Petals Lasiopetalum ferrugineum White Beard    Leucopogon amplexicaulis
Small shrub with narrow leaves, to 9cm x 8mm, white to rusty below. Flowers cream in small downwards-pointing clusters shorter than leaves. Widespread, especially on upper slopes.   Small undershrub with distinctive stem-clasping leaves. White flowers, bearded inside, in spikes exceeding the leaves. Shaded positions on Headland Track.  
Pale Mat-rush Lomandra glauca Many-flowered Mat-rush Lomandra multiflora
Spreading plant, often forming mats. Leaves flat to 20cm long, with pale brown shreds at base. Flowers yellow on spikes shorter than leaves. Dry plateau areas.   Perennial with clumps of firm strap-like leaves and yellow flowers borne in distinctive clusters along an upright stem.  Common on dry plateau.  
Mock Orange  Pittosporum undulatum Rusty Pomaderris Pomaderris ferruginea
Small tree with broad glossy leaves and terminal clusters of white perfumed flowers. Very common in sheltered spots. .   Shrub to 4 m tall. Leaves elliptic, 10cm x 3 cm, hairless above, a mix of white and rusty hairs below. Flowers yellow in loose terminal heads. Scattered on woodland slopes.  
Large-leaf Bush-pea Pultenaea daphnoides Wedding Bush Ricinocarpos pinifolius
Shrub to 2 m tall with wedge-shaped leaves to 25mm long. Yellow flowers borne in terminal heads. Common in sheltered sites.   Shrub to 1.5 m tall with narrow leaves and conspicuous white flowers (mostly 5-petalled) with yellow stamens. Widespread.  
Grass-leaf Trigger Plant Stylidium graminifolium          Sandfly Zieria Zieria smithii
Basal clumps of grass-like leaves and an erect stem to 40cm tall bearing small pink flowers. Each flower with a sensitive trigger which is set off by visiting insects. Drier areas on plateau.   Shrub up to 1m tall. Leaves with strong odour, divided into 3 leaflets, each to 50mm long. Flowers white with 4 petals, in loose clusters.  Along blocked road to Lime Kiln footbridge.  

 

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