I found a cool flower when walking, could you help me ID them?

Aerilia123February 11, 2014

it was found in Bodkin Park, Perth, Western Australia. I think it was planted as part of a re-vegetation program by a local school.

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mushibu10(zone 8 (UK))

hello,

oh wow that is nice, i will say I don't know what it is, but is it growing in a desert climate? could it be a form of tumble weed?
maybe a horthorn? (we have them as bushes in the UK, horribly prickly.

    Bookmark   February 11, 2014 at 11:41AM
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mushibu10(zone 8 (UK))

hello,

oh wow that is nice, i will say I don't know what it is, but is it growing in a desert climate? could it be a form of tumble weed?
maybe a horthorn? (we have them as bushes in the UK, horribly prickly.

    Bookmark   February 11, 2014 at 11:45AM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

None of the above. A member of the Fabaceae of which Australia has a huge number.

    Bookmark   February 11, 2014 at 1:46PM
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SusanC(9b/10a Sunset 17)

I think it may be Jacksonia calcicola, which is a member of the Fabaceae family.

Here is a link that might be useful: Jacksonia calcicola

    Bookmark   February 11, 2014 at 1:58PM
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Aerilia123

thank you for your help, I know the park did have Fabaceae plants but had no idea what they looked like! could you help me with one more? Nobody has been able to identify this one for me, not even /r/whatisthisplant!

    Bookmark   February 12, 2014 at 2:17AM
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SusanC(9b/10a Sunset 17)

I think it is Melaleuca gibbosa, slender honeymyrtle.

Here is a link that might be useful: Melaleuca gibbosa, slender honeymyrtle

    Bookmark   February 12, 2014 at 10:10AM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Aerilia123 - reading you answer, I'm not sure if you realised that Fabaceae is the name of a whole family of plants, not one specific type of plant. I believe the family has over 1000 members in Australia.

If you follow susanc's link you will see the particular species within that family that she thinks your first plant is.

Sorry, if you knew all that. It wasn't clear to me from your reply.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2014 at 2:34PM
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Aerilia123

thank you so much susan! that's it!

    Bookmark   February 13, 2014 at 5:09AM
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