Once again Al has to confess ignorance of Oz botany!
I saw this tiny star like flower as soon as I went into the cemetery.
Absolutely no idea what it is, but it is very sweet. Here it is at another angle
These have just been buds until today,
I had guessed they are not a native and I was right. They are Yellow Ixia, and as pretty as they are they are essentially a weed in the Oz bush.
I guess this blue delight is a Wahlenbergia species known as Australian bluebells but I could easily be wrong as it doesn’t look quite right.
I haven’t seen this pea before; unlike most of the others in the cemetery it is a creeping vine rather than a little shrub. I think it is Creeping Bossiaea (Bossiaea prostrate)
The tiny shrub peas are beginning to wither away
No idea what this is, but I guess it might be one of the “heaths”. They are minute, the petals about the size of a rice grain.
Unfortunately I didn’t notice the blade of grass across the frame until it came to processing the piccies at home
A trigger plant. I think this one has “fired”
This odd spear looked like budding flowers,
But in extreme close up I think this is actually a head of absolutely minute flowerettes
This Wahlenbergia (if that is what it is) refused to be overshadowed by a weed!
But the treat of the day was definitely an orchid, or should I say number of orchids
They are Spotted Sun Orchids (Thelymitra merranae)
I went nuts shooting maybe fifty frames of various specimens poking up through the grass.
This one is just unfurling
And super close ups
A spray of several in a group.
And this is my favourite of the day.