Jamesbrittenia pristisepala is a dwarf shrublet reaching a height up to 350mm tall.The plant is covered in glistening glands or glandular hairs and is leafy.The leaves are about 10-30x5-17mm large and are deeply lobed. The flowers are solitary axils of upper leaves forming long crowded inflorescence with flowers of about 11mm large. Jamesbrittenia pristisepala's flowers vary from creamy white to red in colour and are borne between November and April.
Jamesbrittenia breviflora is easily distinguished from other species in the genus by its sprawling habit, glandular-hairy stems and leaves, and the (relatively) large, distinctive reddish flowers.
Jamesbrittenia pristisepala is a stunning specimen to use in a mixed border or mixed shrubbery. It can also be used in containers or raised garden beds. It is a lovely showy feature plant, when planted among large rocks in a rockery.