Scaevola repens

Meaning of name: Scaevola is named after the Roman C. Mucius Scaevola. He burned off his right hand after being apprehended for the attempted assassination of Porsena. The name refers to the one-sided fan-shaped flower. Repens is a Latin word meaning crawling. It refers to the plant being prostrate.

Distribution: Occurs from Jurien Bay to Kojonup.

Remarks: A prostrate undershrub to 30 centimetres tall. The white to pale blue flowers are produced from August to January.

References: Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharp. 1996.

Perth Plants, a field guide to the bushland and coastal flora of Kings Park and Bold Park, Perth, Western Australia. Russell Barrett and Eng Pin Tay. 2005.