Plants of the Castlemaine District

Flat-leaf Bush-pea - native (Pultenaea platyphylla)

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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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This species is restricted to granite outcrops e.g. Mt Moorul and Mt Tarrengower. It often grows against granite tors, sometimes in cracks in the granite. It grows to a metre or more high. It is abundant on some other granite hills e.g. the Warby Ranges.

VROTS: rare.

Name: platyphylla: flat leaved.

1: Typical habitat. Nuggetty. 2: Nuggetty 3: Warby Ranges.

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