Microlaena stipoidesCommon name: Weeping Grass

Meaning of name: Microlaena is from the Greek words micros, meaning small, and chlaina, meaning cloak. Stipoides refers to the genus Stipa and the suffix oides means like.

Distribution: Occurs across southern Australia.

Remarks: A slender perennial to 60 centimetres tall. The flowers are produced from September to November.

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.
Description and key to the identification of Grasses in South-Western Australia. JG Paterson. 1992.