Shrub, prostrate to 60 cm high, sparsely branched to densely matted. Leaves linear-lanceolate or narrowly ovate, 2–14 mm long, leathery. Flowers solitary, rarely 2, 5–15 mm across, erect at anthesis, later deflexed; petals 2–4.5 mm wide; floral trichomes present near stamens; stamens rarely fewer than 10; ovules usually 5 per cell. Fruit 4–4.5 mm diam.; seeds 3–4 per cell. Flowers mostly Aug.–Jan.
CVU, Glep, Gold, GGr, HSF, MuF, VAlp, VVP. Widespread throughout much of inland Victoria, with isolated near-coastal occurrences at Frankston and Mt Richmond. Found mainly in heathland, woodland and dry sclerophyll forests on sandy or loamy soils.
At least 2 more or less distinctive variants occur in Victoria; one a low, suberect, shrub from dryish open-forest, the other a closely mat-forming plant from alpine and subalpine sites.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|