Hibbertia hypericoidesCommon name: Buttercups

Meaning of name: Hibbertia is in honour of George Hibbert (1757 – 1837), a nurseryman of Clapham, London. Hypericoides is from the genus Hypericum and the suffix –oides, meaning -like.

Distribution: Occurs from Northampton to Augusta.

Description: A spreading shrub up to 70 centimetres tall with leaves up to 15 millimetres by 4 millimetres. The yellow flowers are up to 25 millimetres across and can be found from April 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.