Rhizomatous, tufted perennial, herb, to 1.5 m high. Fl. purple, Aug to Dec or Jan. Grey-brown sand or sandy clay, red-brown clayey loam, gravel, laterite, ironstone, granite, limestone. Winter-wet areas, dunes, granite outcrops.
Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren, Yalgoo.
IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Dandaragan Plateau, Edel, Fitzgerald, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Recherche, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Armadale, Augusta Margaret River, Bayswater, Beverley, Boddington, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Broomehill-Tambellup, Bruce Rock, Bunbury, Busselton, Capel, Chapman Valley, Cockburn, Collie, Coorow, Cranbrook, Dandaragan, Denmark, Dowerin, Esperance, Gingin, Gnowangerup, Gosnells, Greater Geraldton, Harvey, Jerramungup, Kalamunda, Kojonup, Kondinin, Lake Grace, Mandurah, Manjimup, Moora, Mundaring, Murray, Nannup, Narrogin, Northampton, Pingelly, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe, Rockingham, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, South Perth, Swan, Three Springs, Victoria Plains, Wandering, Wanneroo, Waroona, West Arthur, Williams, York.
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