Daviesia mimosoides ssp. mimosoides

Blunt-leaf Bitter-pea

Open erect shrub with angular branchlets.

Additional information

  • FamilyFabaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size1-2 m x 1-2 m
  • Plant groupingShrubs to 2m
  • LeavesNarrow to narrow-elliptic dull to blue-green leaves to 1.5-20 cm x 4-30 mm with rounded or pointed tip and tapered base.
  • Flower colourYellow and red
  • Flowering timeOctober to January
  • Flowers1-3 short, 5-10-flowered sprays of scented pea flowers in each leaf axil. Pods triangular, to 1 cm long.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsReasonably well drained poor skeletal soils in sheltered alpine ash forests. Frost tolerant. Semi shade.
  • Garden useAttractive shrub in flower. Use in shrubbery or provide a natural look to a garden planted in swarms under eucalypts.
  • Commercially availableNever
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known from very few local sites. More common outside the Shire boundary.
  • Related speciesIt is uncertain whether this species does occur within the Shire boundary. A similar species, Daviesia laxiflora, also occurs close by. It is larger with longer flower spikes & dark green leaves.
Photographer/s: 1 Ken Harris ©; 2 Reilly, NatureShare ©

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