Correa alba is
a common coastal shrub, with thick, round leaves and
largish white flowers with petals that are spreading from almost
their bases. The leaves are velvety hairy (less so in the
south-east). It occurs on exposed, rocky and sandy shorelines on the
east and north coasts of Tasmania (compared to C.
backhouseana, which occurs in similar habitats on the west
and south coasts). The spreading white petals are quite distinct
from those of the other species, which are greenish (or occasionally
partly red in C. reflexa)
and held together in a tube for most of their length.