A small perennial flowering plant, often seen as a
clump between 10-30 cm high, flowering in winter and early spring. Can be found
growing in a variety of vegetation and soil types, especially red sandy loam, as
found in the outback.
This is a striking looking plant, that catches the eye when driving along the
roadside and highways, especially in Central Australia. The plant is often
grazed by feral and stock animals.
The flower measures about 20-30 mm across,
with petals that can be white, lilac, or mauve, around a yellow centre. It has
linear leaves, that along with the stems are slightly hairy.