Young plant about 25 cm high. A few straggly plants surviving among dense stands of Port Jackson.
See ID note here about difference between var. plumosa and squarrosa http://www.ispotnature.org/node/640447
reseeder to 40cm on south facing clays in undisturbed veld; uncommon; a good match for the Type. Note that I don't agree with any of the other posted ids of this sp (lvs too long; no prominent invol bracts)