Low and bushy to erect and open, prickly shrub, to 3.5 m high. Fl. yellow/orange/red, May or Aug to Dec or Jan. Sandy and clayey soils, gravel, laterite, granite. Stony slopes, outcrops, breakaways.
Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.
IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Dandaragan Plateau, Eastern Goldfield, Fitzgerald, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Recherche, Southern Cross, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Armadale, Beverley, Boddington, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Brookton, Broomehill-Tambellup, Bruce Rock, Busselton, Carnamah, Chittering, Coolgardie, Coorow, Corrigin, Cranbrook, Cuballing, Cunderdin, Dalwallinu, Dandaragan, Dardanup, Donnybrook-Balingup, Dumbleyung, Esperance, Gingin, Gnowangerup, Goomalling, Gosnells, Greater Geraldton, Harvey, Irwin, Jerramungup, Katanning, Kellerberrin, Kent, Kojonup, Kondinin, Kulin, Lake Grace, Manjimup, Merredin, Moora, Mundaring, Nannup, Narembeen, Narrogin, Northam, Northampton, Perenjori, Perth, Pingelly, Plantagenet, Quairading, Ravensthorpe, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Swan, Tammin, Toodyay, Victoria Plains, Wagin, Wandering, Waroona, West Arthur, Wickepin, Williams, Wongan-Ballidu, Woodanilling, Yilgarn, York.
Erect or 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, opposite, continuous with stem, 14-55 mm long, 4-45 mm wide, glabrous, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules present and persistent to older leaves, 1(-3) mm long, without glands, ribless. Pedicel present, 2(-6) mm long, hairy. Bracteoles present but early deciduous. Calyx 5.5-8 mm long, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 11-15 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow, red or orange, with some yellow, red or orange spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 11.5-15.6 mm long, glabrous, auriculate, wings 10-12 mm long, auriculate, keel 10-11 mm long, auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.8-1.3 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 8-12 mm long. Ovary stipitate, hairy or glandular; style 7.5-14 mm long, hairy or glandular towards the base, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), 9-10 mm long, 4-6 mm wide, stipitate, not constricted between the seeds, round in cross-section, glabrous, not beaked. Flowers in September, October, November and December. Occurs in the in the Coolgardie, Geraldton Sandplains, Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Warren, Esperance and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA regions.
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