Rhizomatous, perennial, herb, 0.2-1.1 m high. Fl. green&red, Aug to Nov. White, yellow or grey sand, sandy loam.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.
IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Dandaragan Plateau, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Armadale, Augusta-Margaret River, Bayswater, Boddington, Boyup Brook, Broomehill-Tambellup, Bunbury, Busselton, Cambridge, Collie, Cranbrook, Donnybrook-Balingup, Gingin, Gosnells, Harvey, Kalamunda, Kojonup, Kwinana, Mandurah, Melville, Mundaring, Murray, Nannup, Perth, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, South Perth, Stirling, Swan, Wanneroo, Waroona, York.
Leaves flat, 140-610 mm long, 6-13 mm wide; bristles or hairs on the leaf margin absent; hairs on the surface of the leaf absent (leaf surfaces glabrous). Scape present, hairy, 480-770 mm long. Inflorescence subtended by a bract 15-25 mm long, with several flowers; floral bracts 14-20 mm long; pedicels present, 8-14 mm long; flowers 75-80 mm long. Perianth hairy, bilaterally symmetric, distinctly bicoloured, red and green, with six more or less equal tepals, the inner segments 10-11 mm long. Stamens six, in one level; filaments 2-2.5 mm long; anther 8-9 mm long, without an appendage. Style 70-72 mm long. Flowers in August, September, October or November. Occurs in the Swan Coastal Plain, Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest and Warren IBRA bioregion(s), of the South-west Botanical Province.