Misopates orontiumCommon name: Lesser Snapdragon

Meaning of name: Misopates was the name used by Dioscorides for several plants. Orontium is from the Greek word orontion, the name given to plants said to grow near the river Orontes.

Distribution: Found around Perth and in the Avon Valley.

Remarks: A herb up to 50 centimetres tall with pink flowers produced from July to October.

References: Western Weeds, A Guide to the Weeds of Western Australia. BMJ Hussey, GJ Keighery, J Dodd, SG Lloyd, RD Cousens. 1997.

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.