Wattle Mat-rush, Wattle Mat-lily.
Presence in Australia
Noted mainly in the drier areas west of the Hume Highway.
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic, SA, NT, WA.
Dry sclerophyll forest, usually on well-drained, often sandy or rocky soil.
Perennial tussock with blue-grey or light-green leaves, in short dense mats to 20cm diameter.
Requires very well-drained soil. Tolerates full sun to semi-shade.
Yellow or cream wattle-like flowers, chiefly Oct-Nov.
Late Jan to late Feb. Monitor closely as mature seeds shed quickly.
Good habitat. Food for butterfly caterpillars and insect-eating birds. Attracts seed-eating native birds. Food plant for caterpillars of native butterflies and moths.
Useful in rockeries, among small shrubs or in containers.