Plants of the Castlemaine District

Matted Bush-pea - native (Pultenaea pedunculata)

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Family: Fabaceae (Pea family).

Native of Australia.

This is a widespread and abundant bush pea. Mats of this bush pea may cover extensive areas of ground.


Name: pedunculata: stalked, referring to the flowers.

Photos 1: Carpet of Matted Bush-pea. Wewak Track, Porcupine Ridge. 2: Carpet. Wewak Track.
3: Seedlings are densely hairy. 4: Close-up of flower. Both: Castlemaine Botanic Gardens.

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