Stylidium schoenoidesCommon name: Cow Kicks

Meaning of name: Stylidium is from the Latin word stylus, meaning style, and the diminutive –idium. Schoenoides comes from the genus Shoenus and the suffix –oides, meaning like. It refers to the long narrow leaves.

Distribution: Occurs from Dongara to Hopetoun.

Description: A plant to 40 centimetres tall. The creamy-white flowers are up to 3 centimetres long and produced from August to October.

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.

Perth Plants, a field guide to the bushland and coastal flora of Kings Park and Bold Park, Perth, Western Australia. Russell Barrett and Eng Pin Tay. 2005.