A familiar sight along watercourses and in swamps across northern Australia. A medium sized tree with bright silvery green foligae and a slightly weeping habit.
Spreading to erect shrub, (0.3-)0.6-2 m high. Fl. white/red/red-purple/orange-red, Jan to May. Sandstone. Rocky hillsides or ridges.
A perennial herb to one meter high. Although it is not a grass, it has a grass-like appearance, with strap-like, narrow, leathery leaves arising from the base of the plant.
A brilliant and familiar site along roads in the Kimberley, NT and N. Qld. Usually grows in sandy soils that may become seasonally wet. May be a tree to 8 or 10m tall or a dense spreading shrub.