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. Tenella is from the Latin word tenellus meaning somewhat tender or dainty.
Distribution: Occurs from Dongara to the South Australian border.
Description: The stems are up to 45 centimetres long. Yellow flowers are produced from September to January.
References: Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharp. 1996.
Perth Plants, A Field Guide to the Bushland and Coastal Flora of Kings Park and Bold Park, Perth, Western Australia. Russell Barratt and Eng Pin Tay. 2005.