Decumbent to erect shrub to 1.4 m high; branchlets densely pubescent with (usually rusty) stellate hairs. Stem leaves shortly petiolate, linear to narrow-elliptic, 8–25 mm long, 1–5 mm wide, obtuse to acute, often shortly mucronate, upper surface glabrous, lower surface often obscured, whitish stellate-pubescent, midrib covered with appressed rusty silky hairs, margins revolute; floral leaves shorter and relatively broader than stem leaves, densely white-tometose on upper surface; stipules brown, 1–3 mm long, glabrous, often viscid, free. Flowers in dense pedunculate heads c. 5 mm diam., each head subtended by usually 2 or 3 floral leaves; perianth c. 1.5 mm long, white, externally villous; sepals c. 0.5 mm long, c. equal to free part of hypanthium; style c. 0.4 mm long, entire or shortly 3-lobed. Fruit c. 2 mm long.
Brid, CVU, DunT, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, LoM, OtP, VVP, WaP, Wim.
There are 2 varieties, both in Victoria.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|