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Though I pretty much have only eyes for the orchids, there are still plenty of other lovely natives, including this papery-petalled Blue tinsel-lily, Calectasia intermedia. It's very shiny, and I find it hard to make a nice photo of.

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Melanie these are more excellent photos of our beautiful wild flowers.
An Ambassador of The Bush, truly so.
You're having an exceptional spring flowering by the looks of these
Keep them coming
 
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These are from a couple years back, mostly Tasmania's east coast, all natives
Cheesewood (small tree with beautiful scented flowers) growing at home
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Small-leaf Clematis Clematis microphylla
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Some correas

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Native iris's at our place
Tasmania has two native species of Patersonia. Both species have long, flat, thick leaves that form clumps in heaths and sedgeland (P. fragilis) or swampy places (P. occidentalis). The flowers are pale to moderately bright blue to violet, with three obvious petal-like sepals, and three much smaller petals.
http://www.utas.edu.au …tkey/irid/gPatersonia.htm
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Couple from East Coast

And some more from around here
Clematis

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Unkowns
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Native everlasting daisy, lower Midlands
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Our beautiful Blanfordia, Christmas Bells
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Grevillea Mallee Embers (not native to Tasmania, but mainland
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Richea pandanifolia
Native ~ endemic to Tasmania
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A small gum tree (eucalyptus) at our place
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Kennedia prostrata (Running Postman)
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Unkown, near us
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Round leaved mint bush. Such beautiful showy shrub in our bush
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I’m so thankful for all of you Southern Hemisphere photographers and the flower images you post here. Isn’t it fortunate that just as we Northern Hemispherians enter the late fall and early winter doldrums, you folks are sending all of those beautiful and bright spring images for us to enjoy through these bleak times. KEEP UP THE GOOD, (NO, GREAT) WORK!! John :):)
 
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The first time I saw a plumed greenhood orchid, pterostylis species, I thought I was looking at a little yellow feather lying in the grass! That was four years ago, and I forgot to return to find them again until this year. The whole plant is about 15cm tall.

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Two sun orchids, thelymitra species. The second, pink-purple one is unknown to me, possibly a hybrid?

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A very pretty, quite tiny heart-lip spider-orchid, caladenia cardiochila.

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The first time I saw a plumed greenhood orchid, pterostylis species, I thought I was looking at a little yellow feather lying in the grass! That was four years ago, and I forgot to return to find them again until this year. The whole plant is about 15cm tall.

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a few years ago I went to WA during wildflower season, but they were a bit late that year so didn't see very many, but noticed how hard we had to look to actually find most of them.
 
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Certainly nothing very special but these are absolutely everywhere around here today.
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absolutely everywhere around here today.
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They will take over the world if you let them. :(
 

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A greencomb spider orchid (probably caladenia tentaculata), conducting the orchestra!

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Elegant spider orchid, caladenia formosa.

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When the spider orchids flower as a double, they make me think of a pantomime horse-and-rider, stick puppets, or something amusing like that.

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Hold onto your hats, the sun orchids are putting of a ripper show here now!

Here is a spotted sun-orchid, thelymitra ixioides - I think, however I have just learned of thelymitra x.truncata, which occurs when t. ixioides hybridises with another blue sun-orchid. The differences are minor, and I haven't got an eye for it yet.

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When the spider orchids flower as a double, they make me think of a pantomime horse-and-rider, stick puppets, or something amusing like that.

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You really do have a beautiful variety of orchids Melanie.
And beautifully photographed.

I love those delicate "bits" that shoot out from the central part in all directions and variations are so marked in the different varieties.
That's all scientific, but I haven't much knowledge of plant bits.

I do love looking at them though.

The sun orchids are so nice and the spotty ones remind me of young girls freckled faces with a big smile.
 

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You really do have a beautiful variety of orchids Melanie.
And beautifully photographed.

I love those delicate "bits" that shoot out from the central part in all directions and variations are so marked in the different varieties.
That's all scientific, but I haven't much knowledge of plant bits.

I do love looking at them though.

The sun orchids are so nice and the spotty ones remind me of young girls freckled faces with a big smile.
Freckles, yes! I LOVE your description. The Victorian native orchid group on Facebook has been giving me an education, and today I learned (sort of) about axillary lobes, which thelymitra ixioides have. I haven't done botany since primary school!

Here's a handy (but very simplified) diagram I found:
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