Perth’s King’s Park – a short walk or free bus trip from the CBD – is bigger than New York’s Central Park.
It is also vastly richer in local flora.
Nearer to the Indian Ocean and just 8 kilometres from Perth’s GPO, the even bigger Bold Park has more than 300 local plant species…and (alas!) more than 200 introduced ones.
All photos taken today, Monday September 4, 2017 in Bold Park. Your further zooming/enlarging may prove rewarding.
A previous post will tell you more about Western Australia’s floral emblem, pictured above.
Another has more info on Bold Park, and on banksias.
This one is simply the fruit of today’s walk in Bold Park.
Many of southwestern Australia’s flowering plants do not greatly resemble plants found anywhere else.
Not a few are amazing, at first glance, but they are often even more so if you take a much closer look, and/or look at them from above or below or behind…