A bushy shrub growing to over 3 metres (10'-12') in height, and common to the north and east of Esperance. Found on flood plains and low-lying areas in association with heavier soils, although there may be a sandy loam covering. The needle shaped leaves have an upright stance along the branches, but the species is easily recognised by the hooked leaf tips,. The seed capsules (fruits) are reasonably smooth, although quite chunky with a small beak like projection at the apex.
Clusters of cream/white flowers are set in the upper leaf axils, and display a noticeable bow in the style. Although white, the flowers attract honeyeating birds and numerous insects, from which the resulting fruits are retained on the shrub until the plant is burnt by bushfire, or otherwise dies, for only then will the valves open to release the seed. Flowering is from August to October.