Spreading shrub, 0.4-1.5(-2) m high. Fl. blue-purple/pink, Jul to Oct. Sandy, rocky clay. Coastal limestone, sandplains, granite rocks.
Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain, Yalgoo.
IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Eastern Mallee, Edel, Fitzgerald, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Perth, Recherche, Southern Jarrah Forest, Western Mallee.
IMCRA Regions: Central West Coast, Eucla, Leeuwin-Naturaliste, WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Busselton, Carnamah, Cockburn, Coorow, Dalwallinu, Dandaragan, Dundas, Esperance, Gingin, Greater Geraldton, Harvey, Irwin, Jerramungup, Joondalup, Kent, Kulin, Lake Grace, Moora, Northampton, Perenjori, Ravensthorpe, Rockingham, Shark Bay, Three Springs, Wanneroo.
Shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 18-60 mm long, 1.5-6 mm wide, not lobed; margins entire; indumentum present, with stellate hairs; stipules present and persistent to older leaves, 10-20 mm long. Perianth of two whorls but the corolla reduced to small scales or tiny lobes at the base of the ovary. Pedicel present, 5-8 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present, 3-4 mm long, the lobes free, indumentum present, stellate hairs present. Calyx pink, blue or purple, 6-10 mm long, the lobes fused less than half their length, stellate hairs present, number of ribs present, three. Corolla 0.8-1.3 mm long, glabrous. Stamens five, free and inserted at the base of the ovary; filaments present, 1.3-2 mm long; anthers 2.8-3 mm long. Ovary hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present; style 1, with a lobed or capitate stigma, 2.5-2.8 mm long, with one style branches or lobes, hairy for most of length. Flowering time July, August, September or October. Distribution Botanical Province Eremaean or South-West, IBRA Bioregion Yalgoo, Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain, Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest, Mallee or Esperance.
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