Multi-stemmed shrub, 0.3-1.2 m high. Fl. pink-purple/white, Jul to Nov. Calcareous sand. Coastal limestone & dunes.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.
IBRA Subregions: Dandaragan Plateau, Fitzgerald, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Recherche, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.
IMCRA Regions: Central West Coast, Leeuwin-Naturaliste, WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Augusta-Margaret River, Busselton, Cambridge, Claremont, Cockburn, Cottesloe, Dandaragan, Esperance, Gingin, Harvey, Kalamunda, Mosman Park, Nannup, Perth, Ravensthorpe, Wanneroo, Waroona.
Shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 25-60 mm long, 10-35 mm wide, irregularly lobed, simply (once-)lobed; margins sinuate; indumentum present, with stellate hairs; stipules present but early deciduous (only visible on youngest leaves), 10-15 mm long. Perianth of two whorls but the corolla reduced to small scales or tiny lobes at the base of the ovary. Pedicel present, 6-7 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) present, 5-8 mm long, the lobes free, indumentum present, stellate hairs present. Calyx pink, purple or white. Corolla glabrous. Stamens five, free and inserted at the base of the ovary; filaments present, 4 mm long; anthers 2.8-3.4 mm long. Ovary style 1, with a lobed or capitate stigma, 3 mm long, with one style branches or lobes, hairy for most of length. Flowering time July, August, September, October or November. Distribution Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregion Swan Coastal Plain, Jarrah Forest, Warren or Esperance.
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