New Wildflowers Discovered

Caption: Hypocalymma inopinatum is one of the new discoveries by DBCA in WA.

Seventy-five new wildflower species have been scientifically named and identified across Western Australia in the past year reports ABC Midwest and Wheatbelt in WA.

Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) senior researcher Juliet Wege has welcomed the discoveries.

“These have been recorded from rugged and remote habitats in the Kimberley region to our shrublands on our fast south coast and encompass such a diverse array of plant groups,” she said.

“We’ve made giant leaps forward in documenting out flora, I think 50 years ago there were around 6000 native species recorded for Western Australia, we’re now over 10,600.”


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