This tufted perennial herb is striking with its
cornflower-blue flower heads on leafless unbranched stalks
growing between 10-35 cm high. The leaves are mainly basal and oblanceolate.
The common name of Blue Pincushion makes reference to the protruding pin-like styles
stick up above the blue petals.
They are found growing on sandplains and dunes
and although widespread, they are not very common. The following images are from
Chambers Pillar Historical Reserve.