Conostylis aculeataCommon name: Prickly Conostylis

Meaning of name: Conostylis is from the Greek words conos, meaning cone, and stylos, meaning column, botanically, the style. Aculeata is from the Latin aculeatus, meaning furnished with prickles.

Distribution: Occurs from Shark Bay to Albany.

Remarks: A tufted plant to 50 centimetres tall. The yellow flowers are produced in September and 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.