Thrift-leaved Triggerplant

Stylidium armeria

''Stylidium armeria'', the thrift-leaved triggerplant, is a species of ''Stylidium'' that is native to Australia. It is an herbaceous perennial that grows from 50 to 100 cm tall. Narrowly lanceolate to narrowly oblanceolate leaves, about 15–40 mm long, are tufted at the base and are erect to spreading. Inflorescences produce 25-100 dark pink-magenta flowers that bloom August to February in its native range.
Trigger plant- Stylidium ameria A very variable plant in coloration. Alwise fascinating to touch the trigger and see it flip very fast to the centre of the bloom. It takes some time for the trigger to move back into its normal position. Australia,Geotagged,Spring,Stylidium armeria

Distribution

''S. armeria'' is native to New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, and Victoria. Its typical habitat has been reported as "heathland, woodland and open forests of the Otway Ranges through to the snowfields of the Eastern Highlands."
Trigger plant- Stylidium armeria The trigger in the upright position. Australia,Geotagged,Spring,Stylidium armeria

Habitat

''S. armeria'' is native to New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, and Victoria. Its typical habitat has been reported as "heathland, woodland and open forests of the Otway Ranges through to the snowfields of the Eastern Highlands."

Evolution

On 8 July 1805, Jacques Labillardière published a species under the name ''Candollea armeria''. The generic name that Labillardière used, ''Candollea'' had been previously published as a genus of Polypodiaceae, so Labillardière corrected the mistake by publishing the species as ''S. armeria'' in 1806. In 1878, Jean Baptiste Saint-Lager "corrected" the gender agreement of ''Stylidium armeria'' to ''Stylidium armerium''. This specific epithet, however, is not an adjective but a noun in apposition, so the suffix should not be changed with different gender generic names. Later, Ferdinand von Mueller insisted on using the illegitimate genus ''Candollea'' and shifted the ''Stylidium'' species back in the late 19th century. Those moves, however, were not widely adopted. In 2001, Raulings and Ladiges recognized several synonyms.

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Taxonomy
KingdomPlantae
DivisionAngiosperms
ClassEudicots
OrderAsterales
FamilyStylidiaceae
GenusStylidium
SpeciesS. armeria
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Australia