Trachymene pilosaCommon name: Native Parsnip

Meaning of name: Trachymene comes from the Greek words trachys, meaning rough, and hymen, meaning skin, referring to the fruit. Pilosa comes from the Latin word pilosus, meaning hairy.

Distribution: Widespread from Geraldton to Cape Arid.

Description: An erect herb to 30 centimetres tall. The small white flowers are produced from August to October.

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.