Prodr. 516 (1810) APNI
Mat-forming shrub to c. 10 cm high, glabrous; branches tuberculate or non-tuberculate. Leaves alternate, clustered, linear-oblanceolate to oblanceolate, mostly 5–30 mm long and 2–8 mm wide, surfaces concolorous, glabrous, green or brownish, apex acute or obtuse, margins entire or rarely toothed or irregular; c. sessile. Inflorescences 1–4-flowered; pedicels 5–30 mm long, glabrous, often tuberculate. Sepals ovate to triangular, 1.3–3 mm long, acute, imbricate basally, glabrous or sometimes with glandular hairs on margins; corolla 3–6 mm long, glabrous outside, inside of lobes glabrous or pubescent, white or pink, spotted; stamens exserted; ovary and style glabrous. Fruit depressed-globose, 5–7 mm diam., yellowish-white, drying brown. Flowers mainly Oct.–Mar.
DunT, GipP, Gold, LoM, MuM, MSB, OtP, OtR, RobP, VRiv, VVP, WaP, Wim. Also SA, NSW. Scattered mainly across northern and western Victoria in clay soils, often on saline flats.
Several variants of this species are commonly cultivated.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Murray Scroll Belt||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|