Tricoryne elatiorCommon name: Yellow Autumn Lily

Meaning of name: Tricoryne is from the Greek words treis, meaning three, and costula, meaning small rib, referring to the nut which is 3-ribbed. Elatior is a Latin word meaning taller.

Distribution: Widespread across Western Australia.

Description: Slender stems to 50 centimetres long are held erect or, more usually, lie on the ground. Yellow flowers, up to 25 millimetres in diameter, are produced from September to February.

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.