Low bushy herb to 30 cm tall and 40 cm wide with characteristic even covering of short white bristly hairs on the stems and leaves. Leaves lance-shaped with serrated edges, to 12 mm long. Flower spikes of widely-spaced tiny pinkish-red flowers, turning into minute silvery grey fruit. The tiny flowers have eight stamens.
|Former Scientific Name
A variable species distinguished by the lance-shaped opposite leaves with successive pairs at right angles to the previous.
Perennial. Damp situations in a range of habitats particularly in dry sclerophyll forest, scrubland and heathland.
Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)
Magnoliopsida (Flowering Plants)
Source: Atlas of Living Australia