Adenanthos cygnorum ssp cygnorumCommon name: Common Woollybush

Meaning of name: Adenanthos is from the Greek words aden, meaning gland, and anthos, meaning flower. It refers to the glands at the base of the ovary. Cygnorum is from the Latin word cygnus, meaning swan or of the swans; i.e. the Swan River district.

Distribution: Occurs from Kalbarri to Pingelly.

Remarks: A dense shrub to 4 metres tall. The insignificant greenish flowers are produced all year but especially September to February.

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