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. Preissii honours Johann August Ludwig Preiss (1811 – 1883) who collected in Western Australia more than 2,700 species.
Distribution: Occurs from Hill River to Albany.
Description: A small tuft of leaves to 60 centimetres tall. The greenish yellow or purple flower spikes can be held higher than the leaves from April to July.
Notes: The greenish yellow and purple flower forms can be found growing together. 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.