Bossiaea riparia

River Leafless Bossiaea

Upright to spreading leafless shrub with flattened winged stems 2-4mm wide.

Additional information

  • FamilyFabaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size0.3-1 m x 0.5-1 m
  • Plant groupingShrubs to 2m
  • LeavesLeaves are reduced to tiny scales.
  • Flower colourLight yellow and red
  • Flowering timeSeptember to November
  • FlowersSingle pea flowers along edges of stems.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist to wet positions along watercourses. Frost tolerant. Partial to full shade.
  • Garden useInteresting winged plant for moist areas complimenting garden pools. Flowers small but well displayed.
  • Commercially availableUnlikely to be available within the Shire of Yarra Ranges
  • Conservation statusRare in Victoria with few known populations. There is one recorded collection for the Shire, in 1900.
Photographer/s: Marilyn Bull ©

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