Upright slender plant to 30 cm tall. Leaves form a rosette, soft, strap-like, up to 30 cm long and 7 mm wide, edged with a few soft teeth. Dense upright brownish-green flower spikes about 10 cm long in upright dense compact spikes. Stout taproot.
Leaves three veined, with the middle vein very prominent. The leaves have fine brown hairs at their base.
Perennial with a thick fleshy taproot & fine roots. Can resprout after fire. Tolerates grazing.
Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)
Magnoliopsida (Flowering Plants)
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
Long taproot that is edible and was an Aboriginal food. Food plant for caterpillars. Recruits infrequently but high survival rate when germination occurs.
Almost identical to P. hispidula but has longer narrower leaves and has few if any hairs on the stem.