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Pultenaea muelleri

Mueller’s Bush-pea

Soft, dense shrub with pale hairs on stems.

Additional information

  • FamilyFabaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size0.5-2.5 m x 0.5-2 m
  • Plant groupingShrubs to 2m
  • LeavesCrowded, narrowly elliptic flat or concave leaves 7-15 mm x 1-2 mm, sharply pointed tip, scattered pale hairs above, 3 or more parallel veins below. Stipules 2-3 m
  • Flower colourYellow and red
  • Flowering timeNovember to January
  • FlowersSingle, occasionally 2, pea flowers at ends of short branchlets.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist well drained soils of moist forests on mountain slopes. Frost and snow tolerant. Dappled shade. Germinates prolifically after fires.
  • Garden useFast growing plant for quick effect. Tip pruning beneficial.
  • Commercially availableNo information available
  • Conservation statusLocally common within its preferred growing conditions
  • Related speciesThe pea plants can be difficult to identify. All Pultenaeas have stipules, small leaf-like structures, on the stem at the base of the leaf.
Photographer/s: 1, 4, 5 Peter Kinchington ©; 2 Yarra Ranges Council photo library; 3 Owen Gooding ©

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