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Goodia lotifolia

Golden-tip

Open erect shrub, young branchlets and underside of leaflets either smooth or sparsely hairy.

Additional information

  • SynonymGoodia lotifolia var. lotifolia
  • FamilyFabaceae
  • StoreyMiddle storey
  • Size1-5 m x 1-5 m
  • Plant groupingShrubs 1.5-10 m
  • LeavesBluish-green leaves divided into 3 egg-shaped leaflets, broader at the tip, 5-35 mm x 3-29 mm.
  • Flower colourBright yellow with red markings
  • Flowering timeSeptember to November
  • FlowersLong sprays, to 10 cm, of lightly fragrant pea flowers.
  • Bird attractingSeeds, insects
  • Butterfly attractingFood plant for caterpillars
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsWell drained moist to dry soils in forests. Pioneer plant, germinating well after disturbances. Light frosts. Full sun, partial and semi shade.
  • Garden useA fast-growing floriferous species which requires pruning after flowering. Plant several together for effect.
  • Commercially availableAustralian plant & indigenous nurseries
  • Conservation statusLocally common within its preferred growing conditions
  • Related speciesGoodia pubescens - differs in that young branchlets and undersides of leaves are densely downy.
Photographer/s: 1 David Blair ©; 2 Chris Clarke, NatureShare ©; 3, 5 Marilyn Bull ©; 4 Russell Best, NatureShare ©

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