Schenkia australisCommon name: Spike Centaury
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 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.
Flora of the Perth Region. NG Marchant, JR Wheeler, BL Rye, EM Bennett, NS Lander, TD Macfarlane. 1987.