Ascending or erect annual, herb, 0.1-0.4(-1) m high. Fl. yellow-green, Apr to Oct. Sand, loam, clay.
Annuals, stems single or several, more or less erect, glabrescent or glabrous, with nodose hairs. Leaves present, (5-)10-50(-90) mm long, (0.5-)1-4(-5) mm wide, glabrescent or glabrous, with nodose hairs; basal rosette present; cauline leaves alternate. Spikes green or yellow, ovoid or cylindrical, solitary, with densely arranged flowers. Bracts 3-5 mm long, colourless, glabrous, awned or mucronate, with a prominent midrib. Bracteoles 3.5-6 mm long, colourless, glabrous, awned or mucronate, with a prominent midrib. Outer tepals 11-14 mm long, entire. Inner tepals 10.7-13.5(-13.8) mm long, with a basal tuft of hairs on inner face. Style 8-10(-10.5) mm long, straight, obliquely fixed to ovary. Seeds 0.8-1 mm long, glossy, brown or orange or pale brown. Distribution: South West and Eremaean Botanical Region; IBRA regions: Geraldton Sandplain, Avon Whealtbelt, Jarrah Forest, Carnarvon, Central Ranges, Coolgardie, Gascoyne, Great Victoria Desert, Hampton, Little Sandy Desert, Murchison, Nullarbor, Pilbara.