National Geographic : 1936 Dec
© National Geographic Society Finlay Photographs by W. Robert Moore SPRINGTIME CARPETS WESTERN AUSTRALIA WITH BRILLIANT WILD FLOWERS Vast fields are often covered by a single variety. National Park, in the Darling Range near Perth, is paved with aflower mosaic inSeptember and October. Blue Leschenaultia (left) is one of the State's most popular wild flowers. Behind the lilac-coloredblooms (right) isayoung grass tree, or, " blackboy"; when grown, the short trunk is usually blackened by bush fires, and the plant roughly resembles anative wearing agrass headdress.