Conostylis setigeraCommon name: Bristly Cottonhead

Meaning of name: Conostylis is from the Greek words conos, meaning cone, and stylos, meaning column, botanically, the style. Setigera is from the Latin words seta, meaning bristle, stiff hair, and gero, meaning to bear.

Distribution: Occurs from Moora to Cape Arid.

Remarks: A tufted plant to 30 centimetres tall. The yellow or red 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.