Plants of the Castlemaine District
Showy Parrot-pea - native (Dillwynia sericea)
Family: Fabaceae (Pea family).
Native of Australia.
This is the most common local Parrot-pea.
- the broad standard
- the more or less straight, finely-warty leaves, which are about a centimetre long
- the almost stalkless flowers
- the crowded flowers along the branches, sometimes resembling an egg and bacon bottlebrush
- the leaves may be parallel to the stems, or diverging.
sericea: silky. (The silky hairs may be present or absent.)