Leaves narrow-spathulate or narrow-elliptic, 5–32 mm long, 2–4 mm wide; margin flat to slightly recurved. Flowers with petals 6–12 mm long; anther appendage densely bearded. Flowers spring and summer.
EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, HNF, HSF, NIS, VAlp, VRiv. Also Qld, NSW, ACT. In Victoria confined to eastern forests, woodlands and heath in rocky, often elevated and/or exposed situations.
Some variation is apparent in this subspecies with alpine plants having shorter (c. 5–15 mm long) but often wider leaves than forest plants (15–32 mm long). There is also considerable variation in the aromatic oil composition of the leaves, those of some populations exhibiting a strongly anise-like odour when crushed.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|