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Plant Form Compact, small shrub.
Size Usually less than 50 cm tall.
Stem Densely hairy when young, hairless and woody when older.
Leaves Tiny, scale-like, arranged in four rows along the stems.
Flowers Purple, pink, or white, pendent, bell-shaped, up to 4 mm long, with small reddish to green bracts at the base.
Fruit and Seeds Hairy capsules 2-2.5 mm long, hidden in spent, brown flower while maturing.
Habitat Open woodlands, heath, grasslands.
Distinguishing Features Differs from most native heaths (Ericaceae) in having eight stamens.