Leaves erect to slightly lax, 1.5–6 mm wide, flat and slightly striate to terete and prominently grooved; margin hairy or glabrescent, but never ciliate with inflexed hairs. Inflorescence with scape 10–45 cm long; primary bracts 3.5–6 cm long. Flowers Jun.–Dec.
EGL, EGU, Glep, HSF, NIS, VAlp, VRiv. Also Qld, NSW. Scattered in the east in coastal heathland on sandy soil and in woodland and open-forest on sandstone or granite-derived sandy and stony soils. Rare in the subalps (e.g. Pine Mountain, Mt Wellington areas). There is a dubious record of this variety in the south-west with the location given as ''towards the River Glenelg" without any further details.
Specimens from near Chandlers Creek, north of Cann River, have deeply grooved, narrowly biconvex leaves with inflexed marginal hairs, combining characteristics of var. sericea and the more localized var. longifolia.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|