Meaning of name: Conostylis is from the Greek words conos, meaning cone, and stylos, meaning column, botanically, the style. Bracteata is from the Latin word bractea, meaning a thin plate of metal. Botanically it refers to the bracts.
Distribution: In the Perth region, primarily north of the Swan River.
Remarks: A tufted plant to 50 centimetres tall. The yellow flowers are produced in August and September. The flower stems are approximately the same length as the leaves. This plant was previously considered to be a sub-species of C. aculeata.
References: 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.