Xanthosia huegeliiCommon name: Heath Xanthosia

Meaning of name: Xanthosia is from the Greek word xanthos meaning yellow. It refers to the colour of the hairs found on some species. Huegelii honours Carl Alexander Anselm, Baron von Hugel (1796 – 1870), an Austrian traveler and naturalist who visited the Swan River and King George Sound in 1833.

Distribution: Occurs from Bullsbrook to west of Esperance.

Description: An erect or spreading herb to 30 centimetres tall. The flowers are produced from August to November.

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.