A very common straggly shrub, with long, wiry branches. The leaves are stalkless, heart-shaped and end in a point. Flowers are slightly longer than the leaves, and are borne in a section of the stems behind the tip. Flowers are white or pinkish, and the unopened buds are covered with sepals with red stripes.
Flowering: Late winter to Spring, but flowers are often present at other times of the year.
Habitat: heath and open forest, on sandy soils
Distribution: in Sydney widespread from coast to mountains. Along the coast and tablelands to Queensland
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