Annual forb to 40cm tall. Leaves alternating up the stems, 1-5cm long, 2-5mm wide, linear to flat, hairy, the upper leaves stem clasping. Flowers cream to yellow, often pink in bud, with 0 petals. Flower heads cylindrical to top-shaped, in compact clusters at the ends of the stems.
Description and photo (as Helipterum moschatum) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 696
PlantNET description with line drawings and photos of dried plants: http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Rhodanthe~moschata