Meaning of name: Synaphea is from the Greek word synaphe, meaning connection, union. It refers to the membrane connecting the filament of the upper sterile anther to the stigma. Spinulosa is from the Latin words spina, meaning thorn, and osus, meaning abounding in.
Distribution: Occurs from Kalbarri to Esperance.
Remarks: A shrub to 60 centimetres tall. The yellow flowers are produced from July to November.
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.