Pink Flannel Flowers

By | February 14, 2023

Pink Flannel Flowers are truly amazing, every one of them looks like a delicate jewel brooch. While there are many places to see them, this spot is handy and accessible. Each flower is a bit smaller than a 20c piece.

This 360° Virtual Tour was photographed on 11th February 2021.

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LOCATION: You’ll find them in many locations.

Mount Hay Road, Leura –
Victoria Falls Road, Mount Victoria –
Narrow Neck, Katoomba –

TIP: For the best photos, make sure the flower is in the shade, full sun kills colour.

Pink Flannel Flowers

“On a stony, bushfire-ravaged slope overlooking a Blue Mountains valley near Katoomba, NSW, ultra-rare pink flannel flowers bloom in their thousands, bringing new life and colour to landscape still charred by the fiery summer of 2019/20.

Pink flannel flowers (Actinotus forsythii) only occur in scattered parts of eastern Australia, from the Blue Mountains to north-eastern Victoria. They favour heath and open forest areas at altitude. While not endangered as a species, they appear so infrequently that many bushwalkers have never seen them.

The seeds can lay dormant for years on end, waiting for a special confluence of events forming the right conditions for their emergence – a year or so after bushfire followed by rainfall, which is exactly what the flower’s home turf experienced last year.”