Persoonia saccataCommon name: Snottygobble

Meaning of name: Persoonia is named after Christian Hendrik Persoon (1755 – 1837), a botanist specializing in fungi. Saccata is from the Latin word saccus, meaning bag.

Aboriginal name: Cadgeegurrup.

Aboriginal use: The fruits of Persoonia saccata were eaten.

Distribution: Occurs from Lake Pinjar to Yallingup.

Remarks: A shrub to 1.5 metres tall. The yellow flowers are produced from July 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.

Bush Tucker Plants of the South-West. B Daw, T Walley, G Keighery. 1997.