Perennial forb to 20cm tall. Leaves in a basal rosette, 6-25cm long, 5-20mm wide, hairy, margins entire or toothed to lobed. Flowers tubular, with 4 brown 'petals', in green to brown cylindrical spikes on stalks arising from the base of the plant.
Description in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 619
PlantNET description: http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Plantago~varia