July is the time that species of the Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn) family first flower in Foxes Lair. Like many of the June-July flowering wildflowers here, the flowers are tiny (about 3mm) and insignificant if you don’t have a lens or macro camera to see their delicate form.
Cryptandra nutans, the first to flower is a little shrub about 30cm high on the gravelly Banksia Walk trail.
The name Cryptandra (Latin – hiding man) refers to the anthers that are cloaked by a hood on the petals
The tiny flowers are exquisite, particularly with the sun behind them.