Rhizomatous, caespitose, clumped perennial, herb, 0.1-0.4 m high, inflorescences nodding. Fl. red, Jun to Sep. White, grey or yellow/red sand over laterite.
Leaves flat, 40-205 mm long, 1.5-4 mm wide; bristles or hairs on the leaf margin absent; hairs on the surface of the leaf present. Scape present, hairy, 65-200 mm long. Inflorescence subtended by a bract 7-9 mm long, with several flowers; floral bracts 4-6 mm long; pedicels present, 3-10 mm long; flowers 28-41 mm long. Perianth hairy, radially symmetrical, uniformly coloured, red, with six more or less equal tepals, the inner segments 6-9 mm long. Stamens six, in one level; filaments 0.6-1 mm long; anther 4-5.3 mm long, without an appendage. Style 18-32 mm long. Flowers in June, July, August or September. Occurs in the Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain and Avon Wheatbelt IBRA bioregion(s), of the South-west Botanical Province.