Thysanotus multiflorusCommon name: Many-flowered Fringe Lily

Meaning of name: Thysanotus is from the Greek word thysanotos, meaning fringed. Multiflorus is from the Latin words multus, meaning many, and floris, meaning flower.

Distribution: Occurs from just north of Perth to Hopetoun.

Description: Flower stems holding up to 60 flowers each top a tuft of leaves, to 30 centimetres long. The purple, fringed flowers are produced from September to January.

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.