Prodr. 490 (1810) APNI
Subshrub with prostrate or weakly ascending branches to c. 10 cm tall, hoary with dense appressed 2-branched hairs. Leaves sessile, ovate to lanceolate or oblong, 1.5–4 mm long, 1–3 mm wide, apex obtuse, concave, imbricate, distichous, silvery with appressed hairs. Flowers solitary, subsessile; calyx tubular, 4–6 mm long, teeth triangular, one-quarter to one-third the length of the tube, silky outside and inside; corolla white, tube 4–6 mm long, lobes linear-ovate, 2–3 mm long, acute; stamens shortly exserted, filaments attached just below the throat; ovary 1- or 2-celled, stigmas capitate. Capsule c. 3 mm long. Flowers mainly spring and summer.
Brid, GipP, GGr, LoM, MuM, OtP, VRiv, VVP, WaP, Wim. Also WA, SA, ?NSW, Tas. Scattered across southern Victoria west from Lakes Entrance, usually in coastal saltmarshes or seepage zones on coastal cliffs, but extending inland in the west of the state to the edges of salt lakes.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|