Erect or ascending annual or perennial, herb, 0.15-1.5 m high. Fl. green-white-yellow-brown, Apr to Nov or Jan. Red soils, sand, sandstone. Stony hills, plateaus.
Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, Northern Province, South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Carnarvon, Central Kimberley, Central Ranges, Coolgardie, Dampierland, Esperance Plains, Gascoyne, Geraldton Sandplains, Gibson Desert, Great Sandy Desert, Great Victoria Desert, Jarrah Forest, Little Sandy Desert, Mallee, Murchison, Northern Kimberley, Nullarbor, Ord Victoria Plain, Pilbara, Swan Coastal Plain, Tanami, Victoria Bonaparte, Yalgoo.
IBRA Subregions: Augustus, Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Cape Range, Central, Chichester, Dandaragan Plateau, Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Murchison, Eastern, Maralinga, Edel, Fitzgerald, Fitzroy Trough, Fortescue, Geraldton Hills, Hamersley, Hart, Lateritic Plain, Lesueur Sandplain, Mackay, Mann-Musgrave Block, McLarty, Mitchell, Mount Eliza, Northern band, Carlisle, Northern Jarrah Forest, Ord, Ord-Victoria Plains P1, Perth, Pindanland, Roebourne, Rudall, Shield, South Kimberley Interzone, Southern Cross, Southern Jarrah Forest, Tallering, Tanami P1, Trainor, Victoria Bonaparte P1, Western Mallee, Western Murchison, Wooramel.
IMCRA Regions: Canning, Central West Coast, Leeuwin-Naturaliste, Ningaloo, Pilbara (nearshore), Shark Bay.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Ashburton, Beverley, Brookton, Broome, Bruce Rock, Capel, Carnamah, Carnarvon, Chapman Valley, Cockburn, Coorow, Corrigin, Cottesloe, Cue, Cunderdin, Dalwallinu, Dandaragan, Derby/west Kimberley, Donnybrook-Balingup, Dowerin, Dumbleyung, East Pilbara, Exmouth, Gingin, Gnowangerup, Goomalling, Gosnells, Greater Geraldton, Halls Creek, Irwin, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Karratha, Kellerberrin, Kent, Kondinin, Koorda, Kulin, Kwinana, Lake Grace, Laverton, Leonora, Meekatharra, Melville, Menzies, Merredin, Moora, Mosman Park, Mount Marshall, Mundaring, Murchison, Narembeen, Narrogin, Nedlands, Ngaanyatjarraku, Northam, Northampton, Nungarin, Perenjori, Perth, Pingelly, Port Hedland, Quairading, Ravensthorpe, Rockingham, Sandstone, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Shark Bay, Subiaco, Swan, Tammin, Toodyay, Trayning, Upper Gascoyne, Victoria Plains, Wagin, Wanneroo, Westonia, Wickepin, Wiluna, Wongan-Ballidu, Wyalkatchem, Wyndham-East Kimberley, Yalgoo, Yilgarn, York.
Perennial herbs or annuals, stems single or several, more or less erect, persistently hairy or glabrescent, with verticillate hairs. Leaves present, 10-180 mm long, 1.5-20 mm wide, persistently hairy or glabrescent, with verticillate hairs; basal rosette absent; cauline leaves alternate. Spikes green or orange, cylindrical, solitary, with densely arranged flowers. Bracts (3-)3.2-7(-7.1) mm long, colourless, glabrous, awned or mucronate or not awned or mucronate, with a prominent midrib. Bracteoles (3.3-)3.7-5(-5.6) mm long, colourless, glabrous, awned or mucronate, with a prominent midrib. Outer tepals (9-)10-16(-17) mm long, entire. Inner tepals (9-)10-16(-17) mm long, glabrous within. Style (7-)9-13(-13.3) mm long, sigmoid, obliquely fixed to ovary. Seeds 2-2.3 mm long. Distribution: South West, Northern and Eremaean Botanical Region; IBRA regions: Geraldton Sandplain, Swan Coastal Plain, Avon Whealtbelt, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Carnarvon, Central Ranges, Coolgardie, Gascoyne, Gibbson Desert, Great Sandy Desert, Great Victoria Desert, Little Sandy Desert, Murchison, Pilbara, Tanami, Yalgoo, Central Kimberley, Dampierland, Northern Kimberley, Ord Victoria Plains, Victoria Bonaparte.
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