Erect, fleshy annual, herb, to 1 m high. Fl. yellow, May to Oct. Red or brown or white-grey clay, red sands or loams, laterite, sandstone. Flats, dunes, depressions, saline sites, clay pans, along breakaways, at the base of rocky outcrops.
Central Ranges, Gascoyne, Gibson Desert, Great Victoria Desert, Little Sandy Desert, Murchison, Nullarbor, Pilbara.