Leaves 6–18 cm long, 0.5–1.5 mm wide. Inflorescences usually 1–3 per plant. Flowers solitary; perianth lobes narrowly ovate, 7–11 mm long, glabrous externally, or occasionally the sepals with a few scattered scattered thread-like hairs on the abaxial (outer) surface; seeds globular. Flowers Nov.–Jan.
CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, HNF, HSF, MonT, OtP, OtR, SnM, VAlp, VVP, WaP. Also SA, NSW, Tas. Scattered in the west to Portland district, and apparently absent in the northern half of the State. Occurs in grassland and light forest predominantly in the east, ascending to the subalps (e.g. Dargo High Plains), often in seasonally damp sites.
Plants with abaxially hairy sepals have sometimes been confused with H. hygrometrica var. villosisepala, but the anther shape and generally narrower perianth lobes suggest these are better placed with var. hygrometrica. Some populations contain both glabrous and hairy-sepalled forms.
|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|
|Australian Capital Territory|