I hope this will be the first post of a series about wildflowers in my area. Please correct any mistakes that I make – that is the only way to learn!
This flower picture was taken down at the Seary's Creek Picnic area. There were massed plants blooming in sheets of golden colour. Much of this area is damp and even swampy. (I think the plant is Dillwynia floribunda.) N.B.Thanks to the folks who made suggestions. I have done some checking and would now ID this plant as Pultenaea paleacea. As to the little nectar eating insect – I think it is possibly a native bee. Thanks to the other Australian nature bloggers who have made me interested in photographing “bugs and bities”!
This flower comes from a different habitat – up on a ridge where it is drier. It was identified for me when I first came to this area as Boronia rosmarinifolia – or Forest Boronia. It is not a very common species and I know of only two places in my area where it grows.