Plants of the Castlemaine District

Rusty Bush-pea - native (Pultenaea hispidula)

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bush pea

Family: Fabaceae (Pea family).

Native of Australia.

Rusty Bush-pea is medium shrub (about a metre high) and is rare locally. It grows south of Glenluce. The flowers are on short stalks towards the ends of branches. It is a variable species.

Identify by:

Name: hispid: with short stiff hairs.

Photo: Green Gully Road.

It is fairly abundant near the intersection of Green Gully Road and Up and Down Track. The identity of this pea has been disputed by some local naturalists. Further study is warranted.