Rhizomatous, perennial, herb, 0.5-3 m high. Fl. yellow-green/brown-red, Nov to Dec or Jan. Grey or yellow sand, clay, gravel. Drainage lines, fringing wetlands, roadside gutters.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.
IBRA Subregions: Fitzgerald, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.
IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Augusta-Margaret River, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Busselton, Capel, Collie, Cranbrook, Denmark, Donnybrook-Balingup, Harvey, Manjimup, Nannup, Plantagenet.
Leaves flat, 390-520 mm long, 3-10 mm wide; bristles or hairs on the leaf margin absent; hairs on the surface of the leaf absent (leaf surfaces glabrous). Scape present, hairy, 590-700 mm long. Inflorescence subtended by a bract 8-20 mm long, with several flowers; floral bracts 5-7 mm long; pedicels present, 3-6 mm long; flowers 35-40 mm long. Perianth hairy, bilaterally symmetric, uniformly coloured or suffused with a darker colour over the base colour, yellow, green or red or reddish-brown to purple, with six more or less equal tepals, the inner segments 8-11 mm long. Stamens six, in one level; filaments 3.2-4.2 mm long; anther 2.5-3 mm long, with an appendage. Style 31-38 mm long. Flowers in January, November or December. Occurs in the Swan Coastal Plain, Jarrah Forest, Warren and Esperance IBRA bioregion(s), of the South-west Botanical Province.
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