Plants of the Castlemaine District

Prostrate Flat-pea - native (Platylobium montanum subsp. prostratum)

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Family: Fabaceae (Pea family).

Native of Australia.

Prostrate Flat-pea is moderately common south of Castlemaine e.g. Fryers Ridge and Humboldt. Its leaf arrangement is variable. On the one plant the leaves may be in opposite pairs, or single. The flowers are in small clusters from the leaf bases.


VROTS: poorly known.

The Fryers Ridge - Humboldt area is remarkable for the three kinds of Flat-pea present. They are

Photos: Fryers Ridge.