The species may be prostrate or erect in habit. The stiff, prickly and terete leaves are 30 mm in length and 1 to 2 mm in diameter. It is a low growing shrub up to 25cm in height and 3 metres across. The flowers appear in clusters at the ends of the small branches. These have a 30 mm long perianth which is either pale pink and cream or deeper pink to red, flowering between August and November. It is attractive to birds and insects, and the needle-like nature of the leaves gives some shelter to wildlife, such as Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects, Mammals, Lizards.
CALM has set up a recovery team to coordinate recovery actions that address the threats to its survival in the wild. Threats include dieback, fire, drifting of agricultural chemicals from surrounding farms and destruction from inappropriate road activities such as 4WD and trail bikes.
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