Usually a spindly shrub to c. 60 cm high (rarely more), glabrous to puberulous throughout; branchlets glandular-warty, often almost leafless. Leaves simple (in Victoria), subterete, entire, glandular-verrucose to nearly smooth, apex rounded, 1.5–8 mm long, 0.5–1.5 mm wide. Flowers axillary or terminal on short shoots, usually solitary, pedicel 2–5 mm long; sepals deltoid to ovate, imbricate, 1.5–7 mm long; petals imbricate, 3–9 mm long, midrib not raised, blue to pink-mauve to white, often drying light blue, persistent; stamen filaments sparsely ciliate; style hairy, longer than globular stigma. Follicles 3–4 mm long; seed c. 2.5 mm long, black-grey, dull, minutely rugose. Flowers mostly Aug.–Nov.
DunT, Glep, Gold, GGr, LoM, MuM, Wim. Occurring in western Victoria in drier areas in mallee woodland and heath on sand or sandstone, with a disjunct occurrence at Wedderburn.
A variable subspecies that grades to some extent into subsp. spicata Paul G.Wilson and subsp. spinescens (Benth.) Paul G.Wilson, both confined to southern Western Australia.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|