Linnaea 20: 603 (1847) APNI
Erect or decumbent subshrub to 60 cm high; stems terete, slightly ribbed, white- or grey-tomentose with branched hairs, often glabrescent with age. Leaves sessile, linear to linear-oblong, 9–26 mm long, 2–5 mm wide, often crowded in fascicles, glabrous and glossy above, lower surface tomentose but margins revolute, usually concealing lower surface. Inflorescence branches usually 1-flowered, 1–3 together in upper axils, with white and/or grey branched hairs; pedicels 3–5 mm long; bracteoles narrow-elliptic, 1–2 mm long. Sepals 1–1.5 mm long, tomentose; corolla 10–14 mm long, blue-violet or pink inside, white- and grey- to black-tomentose outside, wings 1.7–3.2 mm wide. Fruit obovoid, 2–4 mm long, grey-tomentose. Flowers mainly Aug.–Nov.
Gold, GGr, LoM, MuM, NIS, Wim. Also SA. Widespread in dune-mallee and mallee-heaths of north-western Victoria, particularly prevalent following fires.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|