Petrophile linearisCommon name: Pixie Mops

Meaning of name: Petrophile is from the Greek words petros, meaning rock, and phileo, meaning to love. Linearis is Latin for linear.

Distribution: Occurs from Jurien Bay to Yallingup.

Remarks: A shrub to 70 centimetres tall. The pink to mauve 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.