Calytrix flavescensCommon name: Yellow Star Flower
Meaning of name: Calytrix is from the Greek words calyx, meaning cup, and thrix or trichos, meaning hair. It refers to the long awns, or stiff hairs, terminating the calyx-lobes. Flavescens is Latin for pale yellow.
Distribution: Occurs from Geraldton to the Porongurup Ranges.
Remarks: An erect shrub to 80 centimetres, but usually shorter. The yellow flowers are produced from November to January.
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.