Haemodorum laxum

Meaning of name: Haemodorum is thought to be from the Greek words haima, meaning blood, and doron, meaning gift. Laxum is from the Latin word laxus, meaning wide, loose or open.

Distribution: This plant is found from Geraldton to Manypeaks.

Remarks: The leaves are approximately 30 centimetres long. The flower spike can be 1.4 metres tall. The black or brown flowers are produced in October and 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.