Laxmannia ramosa

Meaning of name: Laxmannia honours Erik Laxmann (1737 – 1796), a pastor in Siberia who wrote on Siberian botany and sent specimens to Linnaeus’s herbarium. Ramosa is from the Latin word ramosus meaning much branched.

Distribution: Occurs from Eneabba to Esperance.

Description: A sprawling plant with stems up to 30 centimetres long. Flowers are white with a red stripe and borne along the stems from May to June.

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 Barratt and Eng Pin Tay. 2005.