Erect or spreading shrub, 0.4-2 m high. Fl. pink/purple-blue/cream-white, May or Jul to Oct. Red or yellow sand, red loam or clay soils. Sandplains, hillslopes.
Shrub, spines absent; branchlets verrucose (warty), +/- cylindrical in cross-section, covered in hairs or scales, the hairs stellate (star-shaped). Leaves alternate, simple, 5-20 mm long, 1-1.3 mm wide, terete, covered in hairs or scales, with stellate (star shaped) hairs or peltate (umbrella-like) scales; stipular excrescences absent. Flowers in terminal umbels; pedicels 1.5-6 mm long; calyx present, 1-1.5 mm long, smooth, without distinct raised glands, covered in hairs or scales, the hairs peltate scales; corolla pink, purple, white or cream or blue, petals five, 4-5 mm long, imbricate (overlapping), free, lepidote (with scales); stamens twice as many as petals, 2-7 mm long, smooth, glabrous; anthers 1 mm long, without an appendage; style 6.5-7.5 mm long, glabrous. Flowers in May, July, August, September and October. Occurs in the Eremaean and South-West Botanical Province, in the Murchison, Great Victoria Desert, Coolgardie and Avon Wheatbelt IBRA region(s).