Beautiful, loose growing shrub with yellow flowers that attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Leaves are hairy and velvet, pleasant to touch. Drought tolerant. Prefers dry soil and tolerates a wide pH range. Size: 5 - 10 feet. Zone: 10a, 10b. Occurs on recent sands on frontal coastal dunes. Historic records suggest it was a fairly common plant from Port Stephens northwards. Endangered species: the largest known population at Port Macquarie is estimated at up to 500 plants, other populations are of less than 20 plants.