Qualup Bell or Pimelea physodes belongs to the family Thymelaeaceae and is found on sandplains and hillsides in the south of Western Australia.
Pimelea is a genus of approx. 80 species, most of which are Australia but some are also from NZ. Most are shrubs. The flowers cluster at the ends of branches and are enclosed by leafy bracts which produce the large pendant flower head giving it a bell shape.

Spring flowering – Taken in Kings Park Perth in Western Australia 2009

Featured in Red Bubble Featured Photography 23/06/2013


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  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottalmost 6 years ago

    what a wonderful flower, beautiful image

  • Sue  Fellows
    Sue Fellowsalmost 6 years ago

    Wow….Beautiful capture, kala…….Also stunning colours as well….TOP SHOT…. :-))

  • the6tees
    the6teesalmost 6 years ago

    What an Outstanding Capture!!!

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezalmost 6 years ago

    Lovely flower …

  • Tim O'Neil
    Tim O'Neilalmost 6 years ago

    I just love the colour combinations here Karla.

  • ajax
    ajaxalmost 6 years ago

    Stunning such detail to the stamens

  • chen cohen
    chen cohenalmost 6 years ago

    wow!!!!! great image!!!

  • Hello again Chen, thank you for your comment

    – kalaryder

  • Marilyn Harris
    Marilyn Harrisalmost 6 years ago

    What a gorgeous flower – Love the detail!!! Beautiful work!!!

  • Hello Blossom, thank you for the great comment

    – kalaryder

  • AnneVis
    AnneVisover 5 years ago

    Stunning shot!

  • Thank you

    – kalaryder

  • skyhorse
    skyhorseover 5 years ago

    I remember that plant – came up very nicely against the sky, worth the sprawl on the ground then :-D

  • Yep, usually is, its the getting up again thats the problem

    – kalaryder

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