Ferraria crispaCommon name: Black Flag

Meaning of name: The meaning of Ferraria is not known. Crispa is from the Latin word crispatus, meaning curled or crinkled.

Distribution: Found from Perth to Augusta and inland to Pingelly.

Remarks: This plant grows to about 35cm tall and has black flowers. The flowers attract flies but only last for one day each. This is a native of South Africa.

References: Western Weeds, A Guide to the Weeds of Western Australia. BMJ Hussey, GJ Keighery, J Dodd, SG Lloyd, RD Cousens. 1997.
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.