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Pultenaea weindorferi

Swamp Bush-pea

Slender upright hairless shrub.

Additional information

  • FamilyFabaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size0.5-2 m x 0.5-1 m
  • Plant groupingShrubs to 2m
  • LeavesNarrow, erect, bright green leaves with blunt tip and incurved margins, 6-15 mm x 0.75-1.5 mm.
  • Flower colourBright yellow
  • Flowering timeSeptember to October
  • FlowersDense terminal leafy head of pea flowers.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist depressions in moist forest. Dappled shade. Endemic. Restricted occurrences within the Shire and Victoria.
  • Garden useMoist sheltered spots. Flowers displayed well. Tip prune to encourage longevity.
  • Commercially availableSpecialist Australian plant nursery
  • Conservation statusRare in Victoria with few known populations. Known from very few populations within the Shire. Endemic to Victoria.
  • 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: Peter Kinchington ©

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