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. Also WA, SA, NSW. Widespread throughout western Victoria in a range of habitats, but commonest in mallee scrub and dry woodland.
The 3 other subspecies occur in Western Australia and are characterized by leaf orientation and morphology.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|