Photo of the Week 20 Nov – Long Purple-flag in Mt Burr Range


Long Purple-flag (Patersonia occidentalis)

Long Purple-flag (Patersonia occidentalis) in Mt Burr Range, SA

As we come towards the end of a dry Spring, the Long Purple-flag (Patersonia occidentalis) is just finishing its flowering period, where it has splashed seasonally inundated/damp areas with bursts of purple. However, if you’re quick you still might see it in bloom.  It’s often seen on drainage lines or on the verges of damp tracks that travel through native vegetation in both the lower South East of SA and Western Victoria – including alongside the main road through the Grampians NP.