This is the 3rd in a series of 3 of the native flowers of my State of Western Australia – the Spiked Mint Bush, a member of the Lamiaceae family of plants including the Mints, hence the name. This one is actually more commonly found in the Eastern states. It is a small to medium shrub growing to about 1.5 m (5 ft) tall with fleshy, curved leaves that have small sharp spikes at the tips and light purple/mauve funnel shaped flowers that are around 2.5 cm (an inch) long.
This is the small lake surrounded by tall eucalypts and smaller melaleuca trees. Winter rains have filled it but in a few months you could practically walk from here to the trees without getting your feet wet! 🙂