Plants of the Castlemaine District
Red Parrot-pea - native (Dillwynia hispida)
Family: Fabaceae (Pea family).
Native of Australia.
Red Parrot-pea is uncommon. Most local records are from the Maldon district.
- the reddish flowers with a broad standard
- the long stalked flowers which rise from the ends of branches
- the short cylindrical leaves which are not spirally twisted
- the short stiff hairs on the leaf tips and flower stalks.
Dillwynia: after L. J. Dillwyn, a Welsh botanist; hispida: rough with short stiff hairs.
Photos 1: Dalmation Track, Moliagul. 2, 3: Smiths Reef.