Perennial, herb or shrub, 0.2-1 m high, stems slender, wiry, glaucous, irregularly spreading. Fl. white-pink-purple, Mar to Oct. Sand or sandy clay. Sandplains, near streams.
Shrubs, stems single or several, more or less erect, glabrescent or glabrous, with nodose hairs. Leaves present or absent, (5-)8-25(-30) mm long, (0.7-)0.8-1 mm wide, glabrous; basal rosette absent; cauline leaves alternate. Spikes pink, ovoid or cylindrical, solitary, with densely arranged flowers. Bracts (2.2-)3-4.5(-4.6) mm long, coloured or colourless, hairy, awned or mucronate, with an obscure or a prominent midrib. Bracteoles (3-)3.2-4(-4.1) mm long, colourless, hairy, awned or mucronate, with a prominent midrib. Outer tepals (5.5-)7.6-8.1(-8.5) mm long, entire. Inner tepals (5.2-)7.1-7.9(-8) mm long, with a basal tuft of hairs on inner face. Style (1.5-)2.5-3 mm long, straight, centrally fixed to ovary. Seeds (1.3-)1.4-1.5 mm long, glossy, brown. Distribution: South West, Northern and Eremaean Botanical Region; IBRA regions: Geraldton Sandplain, Carnarvon, Central Ranges, Coolgardie, Gascoyne, Gibbson Desert, Great Sandy Desert, Little Sandy Desert, Murchison, Pilbara, Central Kimberley.