Nannup – the Kondil Wildflower Walk

This 3.3 km circuit walk took us a few hours to walk, not because it was a difficult walk, but because we were on the lookout for orchids. Being a wildflower walk, this circuit is on gravelly soil a good distance from the river. The best of WAs wildflowers don’t seem to thrive, or even survive in the rich soils near riverbanks. The fact that such delicate beauty can only be found in stony, seemingly barren soil is what makes them so fascinating. This walk did have shade trees though and plenty of them. The day was pleasantly warm so the shade was appreciated.

First we we greeted by the tall, graceful stems of several green and red kangaroo paws.

Next we stumbled upon what we thought were several creamy coloured native orchids. Trying to identify them late in the day though, I think these ones are called trigger plants and I don’t think they’re part of the orchid family.I’m slowly starting to develop enough interest in our wild flowers that I’m interested in learning to identify them, not by their botanical names, but at least by species, and their common names.

Part of the trigger family (I think)

We did manage to find a few orchids. (Being novices I hope I have these ones correct)

A lovely group of Cowslips

As well as the orchids there were lots of delicate little wildflowers to. Apologies – I don’t know the names of any of these.

A lovely way to spend a morning. We’ll have to try and get here a little earlier next year to get to see the earlier orchids.

We’re so pleased we finally managed to spend some time in Nannup. For such a small town there’s so much to do there. Three days wasn’t long enough…..

7 thoughts on “Nannup – the Kondil Wildflower Walk

    1. I have a friend who hunts for orchids. She spots the tiniest orchids where I can barely even see a plant, let alone an orchid flower. I’m only just starting to take an interest at anything other than the pretty colours. It’s become fascinating.

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  1. They’re so beautiful and often so small as well. I can help you out with one of the wildflowers. The purple one, bottom left is a fringed lily. We have them here too and saw some at the start of the year at Girraween National Park near Stanthorpe.

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    1. I think the fringed lily was one identified on the billboard at the start of the walk, but I’d forgotten it’s name. Thanks for that. They’re so tiny and delicate to be growing in harsh stony soil.

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