A few months ago I enjoyed a beautiful short holiday in the Grampians National Park, in western Victoria with my partner Tim. We were fortunate enough to have beautiful weather during our visit, which meant we could do lots of walks in the area.
It was springtime, and the native Australian wildflowers put on an amazing show for us. It's easy to overlook these tiny flowers if you're not paying attention, but I'm one of those people who loves the small, special things about a place, so I just adored seeking out the little pops of colour alongside the walking paths. I'd love to try my hand at drawing some of these tiny beauties, and perhaps even create a pattern collection inspired by them.
After the trip I did some research to try to identify as many of the wildflowers as I could. I've listed the names of the flowers in these photos at the bottom of this post.
First image: Hairy Correa (Correa aemula); Showy Parrot-Pea (Dillwynia sericea); Ti-Tree (Leptospermum); Pink Bells (Tetratheca ciliata)
Second image: Bundled Guinea Flower (Hibbertia fasciculata); Common Heath (Epacrus impressa); Nodding Blue Lily (Stypandra glauca); Musky Caladenia (Caladenia moschata)
Third image: Common Fringe Lily (Thysanotus patersonii); Golden Everlasting Daisy (Xerochrysum bracteatum); Running Postman (Kennedia prostrata); Pale Sundew (Drosera peltata)
Fourth image: Grampians Bauera (Bauera sessiliflora); Holly Grevillea (Grevillea aquifolium); Showy Bossiaea (Bossiaea cinerea); Truncate Leionema (Leionema bilobum)
Fifth image: Common Flat-Pea (Platylobium obtusangulum); Dusky Fingers (Caladenia fuscata); Victorian Christmas Bush (Prostanthera lasianthos); Horny Cone Bush (Isopogon ceratophyllus)
Sixth image: Hairy Boronia (Boronia pilosa); Love Creeper (Comesperma volubile); Common Billy Button (Craspedia variabilis); Grampians Thryptomeme (Thryptomene calycina)