Wild about Australian flowers

Bachelors Buttons flowers (right) at Karijini National Park and Everlastings flowers near Paynes Find.
Bachelors Buttons flowers (right) at Karijini National Park and Everlastings flowers near Paynes Find.PHOTOS: TOURISM WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Among the wildflower species in Western Australia are the Mulla Mulla (left), which is common in the interior regions, and 11 species of the kangaroo paw, including the red and green variety (right) and the Amber Velvet.
Among the wildflower species in Western Australia are the Mulla Mulla (left), which is common in the interior regions, and 11 species of the kangaroo paw, including the red and green variety (right) and the Amber Velvet.PHOTO: RONAN O’CONNELL, TOURISM WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Bachelors Buttons flowers (above left) at Karijini National Park and Everlastings flowers (above) near Paynes Find. Among the wildflower species in Western Australia are the Mulla Mulla (left), which is common in the interior regions, and 11 species
Among the wildflower species in Western Australia are the Mulla Mulla, which is common in the interior regions, and 11 species of the kangaroo paw, including the red and green variety and the Amber Velvet (above).PHOTO: RONAN O'CONNELL, TOURISM WESTERN AUSTRALIA

From June to December, 12,000 species of wildflowers bloom in Western Australia, billed as the Wildflower Capital of the World

Western Australia is famed for its extraordinary natural scenery - from old-growth forests to vast deserts, flawless beaches and dramatic gorges.

While these are etched permanently on the landscape, some of the state's most beautiful assets appear and then disappear each year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 01, 2019, with the headline 'Wild about Australian flowers'. Print Edition | Subscribe