is a common and widespread species. It grows in dry sclerophyll
forests and subalpine woodlands. It is a medium sized shrub that has
elongated spikes of whitish flowers. The fruit are follicles that
look like guitars when open. The fruit are follicles that look like
guitars when open. The leaves are extraordinarily diverse in shape -
they range from completely unlobed to three times divided, the lobes
can be only a mm or so wide, up to about 10mm wide. Although
the common forms of the two species are strikingly different, L.
tinctoria intergrades seamlessly with L.
polymorpha(notably in the Lake St Claire area). This could
be the result of repeated hybridisation.