Erect, spreading, pungent shrub, 0.4-1.5 m high. Fl. yellow & red, Mar to Sep. Sand, laterite.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Dandaragan Plateau, Fitzgerald, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Western Mallee.
IMCRA Regions: Leeuwin-Naturaliste.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Augusta Margaret River, Bunbury, Busselton, Capel, Carnamah, Chittering, Coorow, Corrigin, Dandaragan, Gingin, Gosnells, Kalamunda, Kojonup, Kulin, Lake Grace, Mandurah, Mundaring, Murray, Narrogin, Nedlands, Northam, Plantagenet, Swan, Toodyay, Victoria Plains, Wanneroo, Waroona, York.
Erect or prostrate,spreading or scrambling, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, not continuous with stem, 10-22 mm long, 1-2.3 mm wide, glabrous, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules apparently absent even from the youngest leaves. Pedicel present, 2.5-3 mm long, glabrous. Bracteoles absent. Calyx 1.5-3 mm long, not accrescent, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 5.5-10 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow or red, with some yellow or red spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 5-7 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 5.5-7 mm long, not auriculate, keel 4.5-9 mm long, beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.5-0.7 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 4-6 mm long. Ovary sessile or subsessile, glabrous; style 5.8-8 mm long, glabrous, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), 10-14 mm long, 7-9 mm wide, sessile or subsessile, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, glabrous, beaked. Flowers in March, April, May, June, July, August and September. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Geraldton Sandplains, Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Esperance and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA regions.
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