Meaning of name: Lepidosperma is from the Greek words lepis, meaning scale, and sperma, meaning seed. It refers to the scales surrounding the nut. Squamatum is from the Latin word squama, meaning scale. Botanically it refers to small scale-like leaves or bracts.
Distribution: Occurs from Gairdner Range to Cape Arid National Park.
Description: A herb to 70 centimetres tall. Flowers are borne from March to August.
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.