Plants of the Castlemaine District

Large-leaf Bush-pea - native (Pultenaea daphnoides)

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bush pea

Family: Fabaceae (Pea family).

Native of Australia.

Large-leaf Bush-pea is a medium to large shrub. It grows in higher rainfall areas, e.g. near Daylesford and Hepburn.

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It was some years ago, moderately common south of Castlemaine. Following years of reduced rainfall, it is now rare (or extinct) here.

Name: Richard Pulteney (1730-1801), an English botanist; daphnoides: Daphne like.

1: Lorne. 2: Anglesea. 3: Hepburn.

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