Erect shrub, 0.5-1 m high, inner involucral bracts glabrous, leaves broadly cordate. Fl. red, Jul to Oct. Loam, clay. Granite outcrops & hillsides.
Shrub, spines absent; branchlets smooth, without distinct raised glands, +/- cylindrical in cross-section, covered in hairs or scales, the hairs stellate (star-shaped). Leaves opposite, simple, 17-55 mm long, 12-25 mm wide, flat, the margins flat, smooth, without distinct raised glands, covered in hairs or scales, with stellate (star shaped) hairs; stipular excrescences absent. Flowers in a distinct head surrounded by bracts, the outer bracts 7-10 mm long; pedicels 6-7 mm long; calyx minute or absent, smooth, without distinct raised glands; corolla red, petals five, imbricate (overlapping), free, hairy on the margins only; stamens numerous (more than twice as many as petals), 12-17 mm long, smooth, hairy; anthers 1.3-1.5 mm long, without an appendage. Flowers in July, August, September and October. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Jarrah Forest and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA region(s). Conservation Code: Threatened (T).