Plants of the Castlemaine District

Trailing Podolobium - native (Podolobium procumbens)

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Family: Fabaceae (Pea family).

Native of Australia.

Trailing Podolobium is a low spreading plant that is moderately common south of Castlemaine e.g. Humboldt and Fryers Ridge.


The flowers are in clusters growing from the leaf bases or at the tips of the branches.

podos: a foot; lobos: a pod, referring to the stalked pods; procumbens: spreading along the ground, but not as closely as prostrate.

Photos: Lauriston Bushland Reserve.