Calytrix fraseriCommon name: Pink Summer 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. Fraseri honours Charles Fraser (1788 – 1831), first superintendent of the Sydney botanical gardens and colonial botanist.

Distribution: Occurs from Kalbarri to Lake Grace.

Remarks: An erect shrub to 1.5 metres tall. The pink flowers are produced from November to May.

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.