Herb or shrub, to 1.5 m tall, glabrous. Leaves linear, oblong or lanceolate, 0.5–3.5 cm long, with small incurved mucro; stipules linear, 0.5–1.5 mm long. Flowers solitary or in axillary racemes or cymes up to 2 cm long which do not or hardly exceed the leaves. Sepals oblong to elliptic, c. 1–4 mm long, blue, white or green; inner 2 petaloid and larger than outer 3; petals pale blue or mauve and cream, lower petal spathulate, 4–8 mm long, upper pair oblong, lateral petals broadly oblong. Capsule 4–8 cm long; seeds smooth or reticulate, pale brown or black. Flowers usually Jul.–Sep.
CVU, DunT, Glep, Gold, GGr, LoM, MuF, MuM, RobP, VRiv, Wim. Widespread throughout western Victoria in a range of habitats, but commonest in mallee scrub and dry woodland.
The 3 other subspecies occur in West Australia and are characterized by leaf orientation and morphology.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|