Description: Prostrate annual or short-lived perennial with stems to 1 m long.
Leaves 2–5 cm long, 4–10 mm wide.
Flowers 2–5 cm diam. Perianth tube 6–12 mm wide; longer perianth lobes 2–3 cm long. Petaloid staminodes 1–3 cm long, purple above, white below.
Illustration M. Flockton
Distribution and occurrence: Grows on saline soils of the southern inland and on rocky areas along the southern coasts.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, NWP, SWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. W.A. S.A.
The single subspecies in NSW. Characters and distribution as for the species in NSW.
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