Laxmannia squarrosa

Meaning of name: 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. Squarrosa is from the Latin word squarrosus.  Botanically it means having overlapping scales or bristles; or having overlapping leaves with out-turned sharp points.

Distribution: Occurs from Mt Lesueur to Israelite Bay.

Description: A clumping plant to 10 centimetres tall. The white flowers are held up to 17 centimetres high from August to November.

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.

Atlas of Living Australia