Stylidium calcaratumCommon name: Book Triggerplant

Meaning of name: Stylidium is from the Latin word stylus, meaning style, and the diminutive –idium. Calcaratum is from the Latin word calcar, meaning spur or spurred.

Distribution: Occurs from Murchison to Esperance.

Description: An ephemeral herb with a flowering stem to 20 centimetres tall. The white or pink flowers are produced from September to November.

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.