Trans. Philos. Soc. Victoria 1: 7 (1854) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Slender glabrous subshrub to 25(–40) cm high; stems simple or few-branched, smooth, arising annually from an elongate rhizome, leafy throughout or bare toward base. Leaves c. oblong to narrow-obovate, 6–12(–20) mm long, 1–3 mm wide, thickish, glaucous. Flowers pink to mauve, in a terminal raceme; pedicels c. 2 mm long; outer sepals ovate, c. 2 mm long, the abaxial pair united to above midway, wings obovate, 5–6 mm long, keel yellow-tipped, slightly shorter than wings, hooded and deeply 2-pleated at apex; upper petals yellow-tipped, oblong, shortly exceeding keel and united with it to just below midway. Capsule obovate or cuneaet, long-tapered to base, 6–10 mm long; seeds ovoid, c. 3 mm long, evenly covered with silky hairs c. 5 mm long. Flowers Nov.–Jan.
Brid, CVU, DunT, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, LoM, MuM, OtP, VRiv, VVP, WaP, Wim. Also WA, SA. Occasional on heavier soils (clays, alluvium) supporting grassland and grassy woodland communities in central and south-western areas.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|