Books, Books, Books!

See the updated listing of books in the Honor Venning Library, and our updated list of 2nd Hand Books which are available by donation – to members and non members alike – from the Perry House office.  Library Books – here, and Second Hand Books – here.

Congrats Kerry and Eddy

Congratulations to Dr Kerry Smith who was awarded Life Membership, and to Dr Eddy Wajon who was awarded the Meritorious Award at the Wildflower Society Annual General Meeting.  The Society is indeed fortunate to have such hard working, devoted and talented members.  Special thanks are also due to our newest branch, South West Capes, for hosting a wonderful weekend of meetings, talks and walks in beautiful Cowaramup.

State Conference and AGM

The State Conference will be held on Saturday and Sunday 29th and 30th June in Cowaramup, WA.

All Society members are invited to attend the business sessions (State Council and Annual General Meeting) on the Saturday. The general public can attend on Sunday where there will be presentations and excursions. South West Capes Branch Committee members have been very busy organising this event for us, so we hope to see a great turnout for the 2 day gathering.

More information here:

Registration form here.

Proxy form here.

Management Committee Nomination form here.

Sub Committee Nomination form here.

Details of the programme and locations are on the Registration form.  Please download it for full details.  Sneak peek here:

SUNDAY 30th June 2019  –  POST-CONFERENCE SEMINAR – Theme:  Adventures in discovery of our flora

8:30 – 9:00 am
Registration and morning cuppa.
9:00 – 9:15 am
9:15 – 9.45 am
Andrew Webb: Plant Diversity of the South West Capes
9.45 – 10:15 am
Nancy Scade: The Challenges of Taming Wildflowers
10:15 – 10:45 am
Morning tea.
10.45 – 11.15 am
Peter Lane: Geology – the foundation of our extraordinary South West
11.15 -12.15 pm
Jane Scott & Jenny Kikeros: Walking with Wildflowers – around the World
12:15 pm – 1:30 p.m.
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Afternoon guided excursions (your choice of location).
4:00 pm
Afternoon tea and conference close.
1:30 pm – 4:00 p.m    WALKS – (please mark your choice)

a)     Gracetown Granites – north of Gracetown on the Cape to Cape track.  Leaders: Jane Scott and Jenny Kikeros

b)     Miamup Swamp – between Cowaramup Bay Road and Juniper Road Leader: John Hill


Are you in arrears? Renew now!

Renewals can be made online on the ‘My Membership’ page – which is under the ‘Members’ main menu.  This Members Only area requires a password, although if you have previously logged into the system (on the same computer or device) you should get automatic entry.

Once on the ‘My Membership’ page, you will see the word ‘Renew’ in very small letters under your membership type.  Press the words and follow the instructions!

If you have any trouble renewing, or logging in, please email for assistance from a volunteer member.

Of course, you can always renew in the usual way – with a cheque by post, or by telephoning the office during normal business hours and providing details over the phone.  The paper renewal form can be downloaded here.

Thank you for your support!

Newsletter Now Online – Members Only

NOTE:  Australian Plants has been delayed by the publisher, and will not accompany the WSWA Newsletter this quarter. You can expect to receive two issues in the next mailout.

The Wildflower Society of WA newsletter (February 2019, Vol 57 No 1) has now been published electronically.  All members are entitled to view and download the electronic newsletter.  The printed newsletter should be posted to those who have requested a hard copy (no green discount) in the next several weeks.

You may view the newsletter online by going to the ‘Members’ tab at the top of any page of the WSWA website, then choose ‘Newsletters’ at the side of the page.

Or link to the newsletter page here.

If you are having trouble logging in, it may be that your membership is overdue.  Please ring Perry House to inquire during office hours, or email at any time.

Front cover: Depot Hill Nature Reserve, Mingenew.  A location on ANPSA Conference 2019 Tour 1.   Photo Jolanda Keeble.


Melville – cockburn plant list

Our Branch Patron, Alex George, has kindly compiled a list of native plants that have grown successfully in gardens around the Melville-Cockburn area for at least seven years which are considered reliable and hardy growers – many of which he has growing in his own garden! We hope that this list may provide a starting point for anyone in our area who is looking to plant natives on their patch. Enjoy!

Melville-Cockburn plant list June 2019

An Amazing Surprise

Last week Gerald Lorenz from Germany, a mad keen wildflower enthusiast and a WSWA member for 4 years, popped into the office whilst on holiday here in Perth with his family. Gerald had put together a calendar in Germany with his photos of several of the 50 species he now grows in Germany.

WA Wildflowers in Northern Germany?

Roadside Vegetation Seminar



Sat 10th November 2018 – Ecology Centre 1.30pm

Cost $25 ($30 non-members)

RSVP is required to the WSWA Office 9383 7979 or email  BY November 6, 2018 and payment can be made by direct payment to WSWA Bankwest BSB  306-058 a/c 4197355 WITH a reference with deposit: YOUR NAME + TYPE OF PAYMENT (in this case: RVSC sem).  If you wish to pay by credit card, then please phone the Office