Sandbank poverty bush is a reliable indicator of wanderrie bank areas in poor pasture condition when broad leaf wanderrie grass has declined because of grazing pressure and when buck wanderrie grass (Eriachne helmsii) has been noticeably reduced.
Sandbank poverty bush has no forage value.
Sandy soils, wanderrie banks
Sandbank poverty bush is a silver, narrow-leafed, resinous shrub with a characteristic scent when the leaves are crushed. The flowers are mauve.