Chamaescilla corymbosaCommon name: Blue Squill
Meaning of name: Chamaescilla is from the Greek words chamai, meaning on the ground, and scilla, meaning sea-onion or squill. Corymbosa is from the Latin word corymbosus, meaning a cluster of flowers.
Distribution: Occurs in seasonally moist soils from just north of Perth to east of Esperance.
Description: Blue flowers held up to 30 centimetres high above a tuft of dark green leaves from August to October.
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.