Denmark Native Pigface Wilson Head Western Australia.
This beautiful headland near Denmark has views across the Wilson Inlet towards the stunning Nullaki Peninsula.
Hidden around this rugged headland are sheltered coves which afford some semblance of shelter from the prevailing winds. As a result the botanical diversity clinging to these sandy wind blown slopes is amazing. In a single square metre you will discover a myriad of small plants and bushes. This is especially noticeable around spring time when the different plants produce their distinctive flowers.
Most dominant are the striking pink or mauve flowers of the Native Pigface. This unfortunately named dune loving succulent has a yellow flowering South African relative. It is more common than the pink flowered variety. You can easily find South African variety growing profusely in coastal dunes around the west and south coasts.