Eryngium pinnatifidumCommon name: Blue Devils

Meaning of name: Eryngium is from the Greek word eryggion, the name used by Dioscorides for this plant or some thistle. Pinnatifidum is from the Latin words pinnatus, meaning feathered, and findo, meaning to split.

Distribution: Occurs from Northampton to Albany.

Description: A plant to 50 centimetres tall. The white or blue flowers are produced from August to November.

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.

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.