Lomandra caespitosaCommon name: Tufted Mat Rush
Meaning of name: Lomandra is from the Greek words loma, meaning the border of a robe, and andros, meaning man. It refers to the border of the anthers in some species. Caespitosa is from the Latin word caespes, meaning a mound or thatch of turf. Botanically it means tufted.
Distribution: Occurs from Eneabba to Albany.
Description: A tufted plant to 35 centimetres tall. The yellow flowers are borne from July to October.
Notes: Lomandra have distinct male and female plants.
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.