Babiana angustifoliaCommon name: Baboon flower

Meaning of name: The meaning of Babiana is unknown. Angustifolia is from the Latin words angustus, meaning narrow, and folium, meaning leaf.

Distribution: It is found on the Swan Coastal Plain from Gingin southwards.

Remarks: This plant can for dense clumps with flowering stems up to 40 centimetres high. The flowers are all shades from white, through lilac to deep violet and produced from August to October. Native to South Africa.

References: Western Weeds, A Guide to the Weeds of Western Australia. BMJ Hussey, GJ Keighery, J Dodd, SG Lloyd, RD Cousens. 1997.

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

Perth Plants. A field guide to the plants of Kings Park and Bold Park, Perth, Western Australia. Russell Barrett and Eng Pin Tay. 2005.