Jamesbrittenia breviflora has a distinct, pale midrib and some slight folding in along it. It is an aromatic, straggling, tufted herb that can reach a height of 0.3m. It has sticky, hairy stems and aromatic oval shaped leaves, 10-35x8-35mm with short stalks. The flowers are solitary in axils, forming long, leafy inflorescence.
Jamesbrittenia breviflora's flowers are 2-lipped, 12x20mm wide and a red or rose pink colour with a yellow centre, borne between November and April.
This is a lovely perennial herb suited to a small rockery with masses of flowers attracting pollinating insects. Trim it in August to keep it neat.