Annual forb to 60cm tall. Leaves alternating up the stems, slightly stem clasping. Leaves 2-11cm long, 2-5mm wide, linear to flat, sparsely hairy, somewhat sticky, the edges curved downwards. Flowers yellow to orange-red, with many ‘petals’. Flower heads oval to bell-shaped, in groups of 2-9 at the ends of the stems.
Description and photo (as Waitzia acuminata) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 697