Open, spreading shrub, to 1 m high. Fl. red-yellow, May to Sep. Sand, sandstone. River beds and banks, seasonally inundated areas.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Geraldton Sandplains.
IBRA Subregions: Geraldton Hills.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Northampton.
Prostrate,spreading or scrambling, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, spiny at least in part, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, not continuous with stem, 2.4-5 mm long, 1.7 mm wide, glabrous, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules present and persistent to older leaves. Pedicel present, 4-5 mm long, glabrous. Calyx 3.3-4.5 mm long, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 7-10 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow or red, with some yellow or red spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 7.6-9.5 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 6.5-7 mm long, not auriculate, keel 5.3-6.5 mm long, not beaked, not auriculate, hairy at least in part. Stamens ten; anthers 0.3-0.4 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short), 4.7-5.3 mm long. Ovary stipitate, hairy or glandular; style 5-6.2 mm long, hairy or glandular towards the base, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), 12-15 mm long, 4-5 mm wide, stipitate, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, glabrous, not beaked. Flowers in May, June, July, August and September. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Geraldton Sandplains IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority Two (P2).
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