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Bossiaea cordigera

Wiry Bossiaea

Wiry spreading to dense shrub.

Additional information

  • FamilyFabaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • SizeProstrate - 1.3 m x 1-2 m
  • Plant groupingShrubs to 2m
  • LeavesPairs of tiny egg-shaped to heart-shaped leaves 3-6 mm x 1.5-7 mm. Small triangular stipules at the base of leaves.
  • Flower colourYellow and red
  • Flowering timeOctober to February
  • FlowersSingle pea flowers amongst leaves, on long fine stalks.
  • Bird attractingSeeds
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist well drained soils in heathy open forests. Frost tolerant. Semi shade.
  • Garden useDense shrub with well displayed flowers. Useful for underplanting.
  • Commercially availableSpecialist Australian plant nursery
  • Conservation statusRare in Victoria with few known populations within the Shire. Common in most of those sites
Photographer/s: 1, 3 Marilyn Bull ©; 2 Marty White/SYR ©

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