Conostephium pendulumCommon name: Pearl Flower

Meaning of name: Conostephium comes from the Greek words conos, meaning cone, and stephanos, meaning that which encircles, a crown or wreath. Pendulum comes from the Latin word pendulus, meaning hanging down, pendent, drooping.

Distribution: Occurs from Eneabba to Perth.

Description: A shrub to 50 centimetres tall. The pendulous flowers are white with a purple tip. The flowers are produced from June to September.

Notes: Conostephium pendulum differs from Conostephium preissii in having larger flowers, being a smaller plant and flowering for a shorter period.

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.