Variable heath-like shrub from prostrate to 1 m tall; stems dense and intricate or erect, usually glabrous, smaller ones often spinescent. Leaves linear to linear-oblong, mostly 1.5–2.5 mm long (rarely to 5 mm or more), to 1 mm wide, green on both surfaces, crowded, flat or slightly concave, usually glabrous except for a few marginal cilia, subsessile, apex obtuse. Flowers c. 6 mm long, solitary or rarely paired; pedicels 1–2 mm long, glabrous; bracteoles 1–4 mm long, persistent. Calyx 2.5–4 mm long, glabrous or sparsely hairy, teeth equal to or longer than tube; standard broader than long, yellow, often streaked purple or red; wings yellow; keel purple. Pod 4–5 mm long; seeds usually 2, c. 2.5 mm long, brown-black. Flowers Aug.–Nov.
Brid, CVU, DunT, GipP, Gold, GGr, HSF, LoM, MuF, MuM, NIS, OtP, RobP, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also WA, SA, NSW, Tas. Widespread and common in drier parts of western and northern Victoria, often in mallee communities, with an isolated eastern occurrence near Morwell.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|