Spreading to erect shrub, 0.2-2(-2.5) m high. Fl. cream & yellow & red, Jun to Sep. Lateritic soils (sandy clay, gravel, loam, sand), sand over granite. Rocky hillsides, boulders, granite outcrops.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Dandaragan Plateau, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Chittering, Dandaragan, Toodyay, Victoria Plains.
Shrubs, 0.5-1 m high; branchlets hairy, not glaucous. Leaves alternate, 10-15 mm long, 1.5-6 mm wide, hairy, on the adaxial or abaxial surface, the hairs straight; lamina flat, clearly widest above the middle, entire, the margins flat. Inflorescences terminal, cream, yellow, red or pink; pedicels 2-5 mm long. Perianth 4-6 mm long; tepals all free after flower opens, glabrous; ovary hairy, stipitate, the stipe 1-1.5 mm long; pistil 4-6 mm long, white, red or pink, pollen presenter lateral, style glabrous. Follicles hairy, not viscid, dehiscent, 12-14 mm long. Flowers in June, July, August, September, October, November or December. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Avon Wheatbelt (AW) or Jarrah Forest (JF) IBRA subregion(s). Conservation code Priority Four (P4).
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