Plants to 75 cm tall. Roots fleshy-fibrous. Leaves less than 5 mm wide. Inflorescence 2–several-branched (rarely unbranched), branches ascending. Flowers with perianth segments more than 5 mm long, white to pale blue or pink with green or purple nerves. Stamen filaments greenish white. Flowers mainly spring.
CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, GGr, HNF, HSF, NIS, OtP, Strz, VVP, WPro. Also Qld, NSW, Tas. Widespread in lowland grassland and grassy woodland in southern Victoria, uncommon to rare in northern parts of the state (e.g. Warby Range and Wabonga Plateau) and absent from the north-west.
This taxon is difficult to separate from var. vittata unless complete, fresh material is available. This latter variety has not yet been reliably recorded from Victoria, but as it occurs in NSW and Tas., it is likely that future collections will confirm its presence in this State. The relationships of these two taxa need further study.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||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|