Prostrate softly hairy trailing herb to 50 cm long with soft silvery grey hairs, rooting at the nodes. Dark green lance-shaped downy leaves, generally along the stems where they are fleshy. Yellow solitary flowers on long stems with five petals held in groups of two and three.
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Mature coarsely toothed leaves are hairy on both surfaces. The flowerstalk is bent abruptly like a knee joint.
Perennial. Heathlands, heathy woodlands and forests. Tolerates dry conditions. Seed becomes jelly-like on wetting and sticks it to the soil to aid germination, an adaptation for dry environments.
Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)
Magnoliopsida (Flowering Plants)
Source: Atlas of Living Australia