Schenkia australisCommon name: Spike Centaury

Meaning of name: The meaning of Schenkia is not known. Australis is Latin for southern.

Distribution: Found throughout Western Australia.

Remarks: A herb that grows to approximately 30cm tall. The pink flowers are borne from November to March.

This plant was previously known as Centaurium spicatum.

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.