Fl. Australia 45: 492 (1987) APNI
Plants tufted, stems erect, often stilt-rooted, to 15 cm high. Leaves linear, 8–25 mm long, 1–2 mm wide, sheath fimbriate at apex. Umbel 3–7-flowered, peduncle mostly to c. 5 mm long and decurved, rarely virtually erect and to c. 35 mm long; involucral bracts linear-oblong, c. 5 mm long; sepals 4–5 mm long, red-brown; petals spreading, 3–4 mm long, white; anthers shorter than perianth segments; ovules 6; capsule globose, 2–3 mm diam. Seeds 2–3 mm long. Flowers Sep.–Nov.
CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HSF, LoM, OtP, OtR, Strz, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim. Also SA, Tas. Widespread on sandy soils in lowland heath and woodland communities, mostly in the south (e.g. Portland area, Anglesea, Cranbourne, Walkerville, Bairnsdale district, Mallacoota), but extending to the Big Desert in the north-west, and to c. 1200 m altitude on Mt William in the Grampians. Some collections from western Victoria (e.g. Grampians, Casterton) are atypical in having rather long-pedunculate umbels and in this respect resemble L. gracilis (to which they were previously referred) but are separable from that species in the white petals which are shorter than the sepals.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|