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Dillwynia phylicoides

Small-leaf Parrot-pea

Spreading to erect shrub with stiffly spreading hairs on stems.

Additional information

  • SynonymDillwynia retorta var. phylicoides
  • FamilyFabaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size0.5-1.5 m x 1-2 m
  • Plant groupingShrubs to 2m
  • LeavesNarrow leaves are spirally twisted and have some to many stiff hairs, 3-8 mm x 0.5 mmm pointed tip curves inwards. Groove on upper leaf surface.
  • Flower colourYellow and red
  • Flowering timeSeptember to December
  • FlowersCovered in terminal clusters of 1-8 stalkless pea flowers.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsDrier soils of forests and woodlands. Semi and dappled shade.
  • Garden useAttractive shrub for garden beds in shady positions. Mass plant for effect. Pruning beneficial.
  • Commercially availableAustralian and indigenous nurseries
  • Conservation statusLocally common within its preferred growing conditions
Photographer/s: 1 Gareth D. Holmes, Royal Botanic Gardens Board ©; 2 David Francis, NatureShare ©; Neil Blair Royal Botanic Gardens Board ©

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