Anigozanthos humilisCommon name: Cat's Paw

Meaning of name: The meaning of the name Anigozanthos is unclear as La Billardiere, who described the species, did not record why he gave the plant this name. It is likely to be derived from the Greek words anisos, meaning unequal and anthos, meaning flower. Humilis is a Latin word meaning low or small.

Distribution: Occurs from Murchison River to Hopetoun.

Remarks: A plant to 50 centimetres tall. The red and yellow flowers are produced from August to October.

References: Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharp. 1996.
Flora of the Perth Region. NG Marchant, JR Wheeler, BL Rye, EM Bennett, NS Lander, TD Macfarlane. 1987.