Wildflower Update No. 3 from Trayning
There are over 980 plant species recorded in Trayning and the surrounding shires. Acacia and eucalypt make up the majority, but also included are some 47 species of orchids and numerous species of hakea, grevillea, verticordia and other varieties of heath land plants.
The best times for wildflowers in this region are from mid July through to late October with different species putting on their displays over the season. Some orchid and wattle species flower as early as April and May. The best three spots we recommend to visit are:
1. Billyacatting Hill Situated on the Shire’s eastern boundary (27 kilometres east of Trayning), this 2,500 ha flora and fauna reserve is a nature lover’s delight.
2. Yarragin Rock 24 kilometres north-east of Trayning, Yarragin Rock consists of twin monoliths rising from a flat granite outcrop and is visible from a great distance.
3. Trayning Gnammas 18 kilometres north of Trayning are the gnamma holes. Birds and other wildlife frequent the rock pools. The perimeters of gnamma holes are also good places to search for orchids, and other wildflowers.
What’s flowering in Trayning Shire in September/October.
A snapshot of some plant species you will be likely to find flowering at this time of year.
Information and images kindly provided by the Shire of Trayning.