Dischisma capitatumCommon name: Woolly-headed Dischisma

Meaning of name: Dischisma is from the Greek words dis, meaning double, and schisma, meaning anything which is parted, a cleft or division. Capitatum is from the Latin word capitatus, meaning headed (botanically meaning forming a head).

Distribution: Occurs from Geraldton to Albany.

Description: A prostrate plant to 20 centimetres tall and 60 centimetres in diameter. The flowers are produced from August to September.

Notes: This plant is native to South Africa.

References: Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharr. 1996.

Western Weeds, A Guide to the Weeds of Western Australia. BMJ Hussey, GJ Keighery, J Dodd, SG Lloyd, RD Cousens. 2007.

Flora of the Perth Region. NG Marchant, JR Wheeler, BL Rye, EM Bennett, NS Lander, TD Macfarlane. 1987.

Perth Plants, a field guide to the bushland and coastal flora of Kings Park and Bold Park, Perth, Western Australia. Russell Barrett and Eng Pin Tay. 2005.