Author: Jan Scholten
Source: Essence Online.
English: Prickly conostylis; Prickly cone flower.
Genus: ± 30 species; Cone flowers.
Region: South west Australia.
Botany: perennial herbs; leaves leathery, strap-like, basal, sometimes from underground rhizomes; flowers in clusters, sometimes single, on stalks which emerge from the bases of the leaves, cream, yellow, orange or purple; tepals joined, tubular; stamens attached at the top of the tube.