Thysanotus arenarius

Meaning of name: Thysanotus is from the Greek word thysanotos, meaning fringed. Arenarius is a Latin word meaning pertaining to or growing in sand.

Distribution: Occurs from Shark Bay to the south coast.

Description: The rough stems are up to 70 centimetres long and can be held upright or along the ground. The purple, fringed flowers are produced at the end of the stems from October to December.

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.