Lobelia tenuiorCommon name: Slender Lobelia
Meaning of name: Lobelia is named in honour of Mstthias de l’Obel (1538 – 1616), a Flemish botanist and physician to King James 1 of England. Tenuior is a Latin word meaning thinner, narrower or more delicate.
Distribution: Occurs from Gingin to Bow River.
Remarks: A herb to 50 centimetres tall. The blue flowers are produced from October to January.
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.