Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):
Murray Mallee, Lowan Mallee, Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (ABCDEFJKMNPRSTUVWXYZ) also WA, SA, Qld, NSW, ACT, Tas
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):
Common in drier, open habitats such as dry forests and coastal dunes
Pale blue, white or pink
Perennial herb to 75 cm high
Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):
This species has long hairy leaves that are rough to touch 1
and flowering stems that are leafless 3
Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria
3 Ellis, M. (unpublished). “A Field Guide to South Gippsland Flora”.