Dillwynia glaberrima

Smooth or Heath Parrot-pea

Upright shrub.

Additional information

  • FamilyFabaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size1-2 m x 1-2 m
  • Plant groupingShrubs to 2m
  • LeavesNarrow, shiny leaves 3-30 mm x 0.5 mm, tip curved down. Upper surface of leaf grooved.
  • Flower colourYellow predominantly with a red centre
  • Flowering timeAugust to December
  • Flowers2-6-flowered clusters of pea flowers in upper axils and at the ends of branches, on long stalks.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsDry well drained soils in eucalypt forests. Frost tolerant. Full sun, semi shade.
  • Garden useAn attractive shrub with showy flowers, suitable to plant under established trees.
  • Commercially availableAustralian plant & indigenous nurseries
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known from very few local sites. More common outside the Shire boundary.
Photographer/s: 1 Cathy Powers ©; 2 Marilyn Bull ©

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