Prodr. 589 (1810) APNI
Slender, erect subshrub to c. 90 cm high; stems triangular, slightly ribbed, glabrous or glabrescent, smooth. Leaves sessile, c. elliptic, lanceolate or trullate, 16–50 mm long, 2–20 mm wide, often congested in pseudowhorls near tops of stems, glabrous or glabrescent, entire or toothed. Inflorescence branches 1 or 2 in upper axils, 1- or 2-flowered, to 3 cm long, with rusty branched and/or simple hairs; peduncles 4–30 mm long; pedicels 1–2 mm long; bracteoles 2, linear-lanceolate, 2.5–3 mm long. Sepals 0.7–1.2 mm long; corolla 10–12 mm long, light or dark blue to white inside, outside with shaggy, rusty hairs, wings 1.5–2.7 mm wide. Fruit obloid, 4–5 mm long, ribbed, rusty-hairy. Flowers mainly Aug.–Jan.
CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, HNF, HSF, Strz, VAlp, WPro. Also Qld, NSW, Tas. Widespread and often locally common east from the Blackwood Ranges, usually in heathlands and open-forests on sandy, gravelly or loamy soils.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|