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Spring is just around the corner and with it comes a transformation of WA's rugged outback.

As the wildflower season gets into full swing, the State's landscape is being overtaken by blankets of colour.

Australia's Coral Coast chief executive David O'Malley said this year's wildflower season was delayed slightly, but it was worth the wait.

"It has been a bit of a later season because we had a pretty dry winter but now is a great time to go and see the wildflowers," he said.

"In WA there are 12,000 species of flowers but it is the everlastings and the carpets of flowers that really appeal to the visitors."

Most WA wildflowers bloom from July to November, covering more than 2.5 million sqkm.

Thousands of visitors come to WA each year to visit wildflower hot spots such as Kings Park, Fitzgerald River National Park, Stirling and Porongurup Ranges and Coalseam Conservation Park.

Chapman Valley, north-east of Geraldton, is adorned by fields of pink, blue and white everlastings.

Farmers Brady and Erin Green said the wildflowers never ceased to impress residents, especially daughters Madi, 7, and Holly, 4.

The West Australian

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