Dampiera linearisCommon name: Common Dampiera

Meaning of name: Dampiera is named in honour of William Dampier (1652 – 1715), English navigator who visited the northwest coast of WA in 1688 and 1699. Linearis is Latin for linear.

Distribution: Occurs from Coorow to Israelite Bay.

Description: An erect herb to 50 centimetres tall. The blue flowers are produced from July to November.

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.