Hibbertia racemosaCommon name: Stalked Guinea Flower
Meaning of name: Hibbertia is in honour of George Hibbert (1757 – 1837), a nurseryman of Clapham, London. Racemosa is from the Latin racemes, meaning bunch of grapes. Botanically it refers to bearing flower heads in which the terminal flowers are the last to develop.
Distribution: Occurs from Northampton to east of Esperance.
Description: A shrub to 30 centimetres tall with leaves up to 40 millimetres by 6 millimetres. The yellow flowers are up to 15 millimetres across and borne on stalks up to 30 millimetres long. The flowers are produced from July 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.