Low, usually dense & spreading shrub, 0.15-0.5 m high, up to 0.6 m wide. Fl. red/red-orange-yellow, May to Oct. Yellow sand, sandy loam, sandy clay (sometimes with gravel). Sandplains, often on or near granite exposures.
Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Mallee, Yalgoo.
IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Southern Cross, Tallering, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Bruce Rock, Coolgardie, Dalwallinu, Kondinin, Koorda, Lake Grace, Merredin, Mount Marshall, Mukinbudin, Narembeen, Perenjori, Tammin, Trayning, Westonia, Yalgoo, Yilgarn.
Shrubs, 0.20-0.40 m high; branchlets hairy, not glaucous. Leaves alternate, 5-15 mm mm long, 0.5 mm mm wide, hairy, on the adaxial or abaxial surface, the hairs straight; lamina flat, more or less the same width throughout, entire, the margins revolute, enclosing the lower surface of the leaf blade, forming a groove either side of the midvein. Inflorescences axillary or cauline, orange or red; pedicels 3-4 mm long. Perianth 7-10 mm long; tepals some joined and some free after flower opens, hairy, simple-hairy; ovary hairy, stipitate, the stipe 0.5-1 mm long; pistil 18-22 mm long, green or pink, pollen presenter lateral, style hairy. Follicles hairy, not viscid, dehiscent, 7-10.5 mm long. Flowers in May, June, July, August, September or October. Occurs in the Eremaean (ER) or South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Yalgoo (YAL), Coolgardie (COO), Avon Wheatbelt (AW) or Mallee (MAL) IBRA subregion(s).
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