Shrub, (0.1-)0.5-3 m high. Fl. blue-purple/violet, Mar or May or Jul to Dec. Red sandy soils, granite. Sand dunes, sandplains.
Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, Northern Province, South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Carnarvon, Central Ranges, Coolgardie, Dampierland, Esperance Plains, Gascoyne, Geraldton Sandplains, Gibson Desert, Great Sandy Desert, Great Victoria Desert, Little Sandy Desert, Murchison, Nullarbor, Pilbara, Yalgoo.
IBRA Subregions: Augustus, Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Cape Range, Carnegie, Central, Eastern Murchison, Edel, Fitzgerald, Geraldton Hills, Hamersley, Lateritic Plain, Lesueur Sandplain, Mackay, Mann-Musgrave Block, Northern band, Carlisle, Pindanland, Rudall, Shield, Southern Cross, Tallering, Trainor, Western Murchison, Wooramel.
IMCRA Regions: Ningaloo, Shark Bay.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Ashburton, Broome, Carnarvon, Chapman Valley, Coorow, Cue, East Pilbara, Exmouth, Greater Geraldton, Halls Creek, Jerramungup, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Koorda, Laverton, Leonora, Meekatharra, Menzies, Morawa, Mount Marshall, Murchison, Ngaanyatjarraku, Northampton, Perenjori, Sandstone, Shark Bay, Upper Gascoyne, Victoria Plains, Wiluna, Yalgoo, Yilgarn.
Shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 25-70 mm long, 15-40 mm wide, tripartitely lobed, simply (once-)lobed; margins crenate; indumentum present, with non-tubercle-based simple hairs; stipules present but early deciduous (only visible on youngest leaves). Perianth clearly of two whorls (calyx and corolla), the corolla obvious and prominent. Pedicel present, 10-15 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present, 6-7 mm long, the lobes free, glabrous. Calyx green, 18-25 mm long, the lobes fused less than half their length, stellate hairs present. Corolla blue or purple, 45-52 mm long, hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present, tubercle-based simple hairs absent. Stamens many, united and arising from a staminal tube around the style; filaments present, 3-4 mm long; anthers 1.3-1.5 mm long. Ovary hairs and scales absent (ovary quite glabrous); style 1, 24-35 mm long, with five style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous. Fruits dehiscent (capsules and follicles), length-width ratio more or less as long as wide, hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present; apex rounded; prickles absent (except perhaps a terminal awn); terminal awns or spines absent; calyx persistent to mature fruit; carpels 3-5; seeds per loculus ≥5. Flowering time March, May, July, August, September, October, November or December. Distribution Botanical Province Northern, Eremaean or South-West, IBRA Bioregion Great Sandy Desert, Pilbara, Carnarvon, Gascoyne, Little Sandy Desert, Gibson Desert, Central Ranges, Yalgoo, Murchison, Great Victorian Desert, Coolgardie, Dampierland, Geraldton Sandplains, Avon Wheatbelt or Esperance.
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