Plants of the Castlemaine District

Loose-flower Bush-pea - native (Pultenaea laxiflora)

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Family:Fabaceae (Pea family).

Native of Australia.


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Loose-flower Bush-pea is a low shrub. The flowers grow from the leaf bases, and are usually towards the end of the branchlets. The new flowers are surrounded by brown scales (floral bracts) which readily fall off.

Occurrence: Mostly north of Castlemaine.

laxiflora: with loose flowers.

Photos 1: Little Desert. 2, 3: Maldon and Walmer.

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