Rev. Pl. Succ. 33 (1821) APNI
Tufted annuals to 30 cm high. Roots fibrous. Leaves spreading or erect, flattish to subterete, 5–20 cm long, 1–5 mm wide (rarely broader). Inflorescence erect; scape 1–3 mm diam. at base. Flowers yellow; perianth segments 3–7 mm long; stamens shorter than perianth segments, anthers orange, outer 3 glabrous; capsule globose 2–4.5 mm long; seeds smooth, mostly 1.5–2.5 mm long. Flowers spring–summer.
CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, Gold, GGr, HSF, LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, NIS, RobP, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim. All states except NT. Rather common in drier northern regions north and west from near Bendigo, usually on light, often sandy soils, extending to the far north-west near Lake Wallawalla, scattered and rather uncommon elsewhere in the state (e.g. Mt Arapiles, Port Campbell, Mt Hedrick, Mitchell River near Glenaladale, Omeo-Benambra district, Murrungowar).
The species includes a large number of forms within a complex polyploid series.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Murray Scroll Belt||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|