Scholtzia involucrataCommon name: Spiked Scholtzia

Meaning of name: Scholtzia honours Heinrich Scholtz (1812 – 1859), a physician who studied the flora and flora of Silesia. Involucrata is from the Latin words involucre, meaning a cloth to wrap round one; or involucrum, meaning a wrapper, envelope. Botanically it means having leaves or bracts surrounding the base of the flower-head.

Distribution: Occurs from Eneabba to Perth.

Remarks: A shrub to 1.5 metres tall. The white to pink flowers are produced from December to March.

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.