Plants of the Castlemaine District

Common Eutaxia - native (Eutaxia microphylla)

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Family: Fabaceae (Pea family).

Native of Australia.

Common Eutaxia may be a spreading prostrate shrub or a small bushy shrub. It is uncommon locally, where it is usually a grassland plant.

Identify by:

Eutaxia: good order, discipline, referring to the regular leaf arrangement; microphylla: small leaves.

Eutaxia (E. diffusa) is a shrub. It resembles a shrubby Common Eutaxia except that the leaves are oval.

Photos 1: Muckleford. 2: Upright plant of Eutaxia diffusa. Kangaroo Flat. 3. Prostrate plant. Maryborough.