Upright shrub which grows to 2m in height. Bears mauve-blue flowers along the stems towards the ends of the branches. Flowers can also be pale pink or white.
Grows in a very small area primarily around Alice Springs. Can be found at Trephina Gorge, John Hayes Rockhole and the West Macdonnell Ranges.
The plant prefers shallow rocky or stony soils in the central ranges. Very useful amenity plant for home gardens as it has a long flowering period and pretty colour variants. It is listed on the Alice Springs Town Council recommended plant database.
Where to find this plant at Alice Springs Desert Park
These plants can be found along the walkway from the car park into the courtyard and around the office buildings in the visitor centre courtyard. They are also planted in the Desert Rivers habitat between the exhibition building and shelter B and in the Woodland habitat around shelter K.
Moore, P., 2005. A Guide to Plants of Inland Australia, Reed New Holland, Sydney
Urban, A., 2004. Wildflowers and Plants of Inland Australia, Paul Fitzsimons, Alice Springs