Stylidium piliferumCommon name: Common Butterfly Triggerplant
Meaning of name: Stylidium is from the Latin word stylus, meaning style, and the diminutive –idium. Piliferum is from the Latin words pilus, meaning hair, and fero, meaning to bear. Botanically it means ending in a delicate hair-like point, or bearing hairs.
Distribution: Occurs from Northampton to Esperance.
Description: A perennial herb with a flowering stem to 50 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.