Stylidium repensCommon name: Matted Triggerplant

Meaning of name: Stylidium is from the Latin word stylus, meaning style, and the diminutive –idium. Repens is a Latin word meaning crawling. Botanically it means prostrate and rooting.

Distribution: Occurs from Kalbarri to Israelite Bay.

Description: A prostrate perennial herb. The white to pink flowers are produced throughout most of the year.

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.