Lagurus ovatusCommon name: Hares Tail Grass

Meaning of name: Lagurus is from the Greek words lagos, meaning hare, and oura, meaning tail. Ovatus is from the Latin word ovum, meaning egg. Botanically it means egg-shaped, wider below the middle.

Distribution: Occurs from Kalbarri to Israelite Bay.

Description: An erect annual to 30 centimetres tall. The pale green to straw-coloured flowers are produced from August to December.

Remarks: Native to the Mediterranean region.

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Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharp. 1996.
Flora of the Perth Rmgion. NG Marchant, JR Wheeler, BL Rye, EM Bennett, NS Lander, TD Macfarlane. 1987.
Description and key to the identification of Grasses in South-Western Australia. JG Paterson. 1992.