Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):
Wimmera, Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (CDEHJKNPSTWXZ) also ?NSW, Tas
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium
Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):
Common in damp depressions and other wet sites in heathlands
Swamp scrub 2
White to mauve with a gold center
Tufted perennial herb
Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):
This species has a single flower head on an unbranched green stem that has 3-4 reduced leaves. Flowers open from a pink bud 1
Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Ellis, M. (unpublished). “A Field Guide to South Gippsland Flora”.