Siloxerus humifususCommon name: Procumbent Siloxerus
Meaning of name: Siloxerus is from the Greek words stylos, meaning pillar, botanically this refers to the style, and ogceros, meaning swollen. It refers to the swollen base of the style. Humifusis is from the Latin words humi, meaning on or to the ground, and fusus, meaning spread out, referring to a low, spreading habit of growth.
Distribution: Occurs from Jurien Bay to Cape Arid.
Description: An annual herb to 9 centimetres tall. The white flowers are produced from October to February.
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.