Levenhookia stipitataCommon name: Common Stylewort

Meaning of name: Levenhookia is named in honour of Antonius van Leeuwenhoek (1632 – 1723), a Dutch zoologist and microscopist, who discovered the capillary circulation of the blood. Stipitata is from the Latin words stipes, meaning trunk of a tree. Botanically it refers to having a stalk.

Distribution: Occurs from Mogumber to Cape Arid National Park.

Remarks: A herb to 9 centimetres tall. The pink flowers are produced from October to December.

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.