Erect, slender shrub, 0.3-1.2(-2) m high. Fl. pink-purple, Apr to Jun or Aug to Dec. Sand over limestone or granite or laterite, loam. Seasonally wet areas, plains, ridges, sandy hills.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.
IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Fitzgerald, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Recherche, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.
IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Boddington, Cuballing, Dandaragan, Denmark, Donnybrook-Balingup, Esperance, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Kojonup, Manjimup, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe, South Perth, Toodyay, Victoria Plains, Vincent, West Arthur.
Shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 10-20 mm long, 3-6 mm wide, not lobed; margins entire; indumentum present, with stellate hairs; stipules present but early deciduous (only visible on youngest leaves), 4-15 mm long. Perianth of two whorls but the corolla reduced to small scales or tiny lobes at the base of the ovary. Pedicel present, 3.5-5 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present, 3.6-7 mm long, the lobes free, indumentum present, stellate hairs present. Calyx pink or purple, 5-11 mm long, the lobes fused less than half their length, stellate hairs present, number of ribs present, one. Corolla 0.3-1.3 mm long, glabrous. Stamens five, free and inserted at the base of the ovary; filaments present, 1.7-2 mm long; anthers 1.2-2.8 mm long, indumentum absent (anthers glabrous). Ovary hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present; style 1, with a lobed or capitate stigma, 3-3.8 mm long, with one style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous. Flowering time April, May, June, August, September, October, November or December. Distribution Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregion Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain, Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest, Warren or Esperance. Conservation Code Priority One (P1).
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