FLOWERS OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA.
(57) THE PINK SUMMER CALYTHRIX (Calythrix Fraseri, A. Cunn.).
This shrub may be seen in bloom almost throughout the year, but it is most conspicuous during the summer, when its wealth of pink enlivens a bushland almost devoid of flowers. The species inhabits sandy soil, especially in depressions, on the coastal plain around Perth. The specific name commemorates Charles Fraser, the first Colonial Botanist of New South Wales, who accompanied Slr James Stirling on his mission to the Swan River to report upon the agricultural and
other possibilities of the area as a settlement.