Conostylis candicans

Meaning of name: Conostylis is from the Greek words conos, meaning cone, and stylos, meaning column, botanically, the style. Candicans is a Latin word meaning becoming white or whitish.

Distribution: Common on the coastal plain from Shark Bay to Scott River.

Remarks: A tufted plant to 50 centimetres tall with the leaves covered by pale grey hairs. The yellow flowers are produced in August and September.

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.