Slender, erect shrub, 0.1-0.5 m high. Fl. pink-purple, Jul to Dec. Often on lateritic soils.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.
IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Dandaragan Plateau, Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Recherche, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren, Western Mallee.
IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Armadale, Augusta Margaret River, Beverley, Boyup Brook, Brookton, Busselton, Capel, Carnamah, Chittering, Collie, Coorow, Cranbrook, Dandaragan, Dardanup, Denmark, Donnybrook-Balingup, Esperance, Gingin, Gnowangerup, Gosnells, Irwin, Jerramungup, Kalamunda, Kent, Kojonup, Kulin, Mundaring, Murray, Nannup, Narrogin, Northam, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Swan, Three Springs, Toodyay, Victoria Plains, Wagin, Wandering, Wanneroo, West Arthur, Williams, Woodanilling, York.
Erect or prostrate,spreading or scrambling, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, not spiny, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, compound, alternate, not continuous with stem, 5-20 mm long, glabrous, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent, leaflets 3-5, pinnately arranged, terminal leaflet present, stalked; pustules or glands absent. Stipules apparently absent even from the youngest leaves. Pedicel present, 3.5 mm long, glabrous. Bracteoles present and persistent. Calyx 5.5 mm long, not accrescent, glabrous, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 8 mm long, multicoloured, mostly pink or purple, with some pink or purple spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 7.6 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 7 mm long, not auriculate. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), 4.5-9.2 mm long, 6.5-7 mm wide, not constricted between the seeds, round in cross-section, glabrous, not beaked. Flowers in July, August, September, October, November and December. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Geraldton Sandplains, Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Warren, Esperance and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA regions.
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