Summer

Summer is the time when the grasses come into their own. They have a subtle beauty and are a challenge to identify. It is surprising how many flowers appear in the heat of summer.

Peak flowering may be earlier or later in other areas and can also vary with season.

In Flower in December

Scientific NameCommon NameDescription
Acaena novae-zelandiaeBidgee-widgeeType of burr
Astrotricha ledifoliaStar-hairYellow flowers
Cassinia aculeataDolly BushMulti flowered daisy
Centaurium erythraeaPink Stars (introduced)Pink flowers
Dichelachne sieberianaPlume GrassGrass
Dichopogon fimbriatusChocolate LilySmells of chocolate
Elymus scaber var scaberCommon Wheat GrassGrass
Epilobium billardierianum sub cinereumWillow HerbRed/pink flowers
Exocarpos cupressiformisCherry BallartTiny red fruit
Geranium solanderi var solanderiNative GeraniumWhite flowers
Gnaphalium gymnocephalumCreeping CudweedMauve daisy
Leptospermum continentalePrickly Tea-treeWhite flowers
Lomandra multifloraMale flowerBrown coloured flowers
Microlaena stipoidesWeeping GrassGrass
Notodanthonia laevisWallaby GrassGrass
Pimelea curviflora var sericea Small plant, yellow flower
Poa sieberianaSnow GrassGrass
Rubus parvifoliusNative RaspberryRed flowers
Senecio hispidulus var dissectusHill FirewoodYellow daisy
Themeda triandraKangaroo GrassGrass


January

Scientific NameCommon NameDescription
Acacia parramattensisWattleYellow balled flowers
Bursaria lasiophyllaAustralian BlackthornCream flowers
Caesia callianthaBlue Grass LilyPurple flowers
Comesperma volubileLove CreeperPurple flowers
Derwentia perfoliataDiggers SpeedwellMauve flowers
Desmodium variansSlender Tick-trefoilDifficult see, wedge shaped seed
Dodonaea viscosa sub spatulataHop BushMale flowers red
Drosera auriculataSundewSometimes white flower
Eragrostis browniiBrown's LovegrassGrass
Eucalyptus melliodoraYellow BoxBuds, juvenile foliage
Geranium potentilloides var potentilloides Red flowers
Geranium solanderiPink formPink flowers
Kunzea ericoides White flowers
Linaria pelisserianaPelisser's Toadflax (introduced)Purple flowers
Microtis parvifloraSlender Onion OrchidCream flowers
Notodanthonia fulvaWallaby GrassGrass
Notodanthonia racemosa var racemosaSlender Wallaby GrassGrass
Oxalis species Yellow flowers
Pelargonium species Mauve flowers
Persoonia rigidaRigid GeebungYellow flowers
Tricoryne elatiorYellow Rush-lilyYellow flowers


February

Scientific NameCommon NameDescription
Callitris endlicheriBlack Cypress PineFruit
Cyperus eragrostisUmbrella SedgeSedge
Eryngium rostratumBlue DevilSpiky herb
Ottelia ovalifoliaSwamp LilyVery damp area

Friends of Aranda Bushland, May 1999 with help from Naomi Bell.

Our list is not fully comprehensive and we appreciate help in adding new plants and flowering times.

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