Caesia micranthaCommon name: Pale Grass Lily

Meaning of name: Caesia honours Federigo Cesi (1585 – 1630), Italian naturalist said to have been the first to discover the spores of ferns. Micrantha is from the Greek words micros, meaning small, and anthos, meaning flower.

Distribution: From Geraldton to Esperance.

Description: White and purple flowers held up to 35 centimetres above a tuft of dark green leaves. Flowers are produced from September to November.

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.
Perth Plants, A Field Guide to the Bushland and Coastal Flora of Kings Park and Bold Park, Perth, Western Australia. Russell Barratt and Eng Pin Tay. 2005.