Plants of the Castlemaine District

Leafy Templetonia - native (Templetonia stenophylla)

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Family: Fabaceae (Pea family).

Native of Australia.

Leafy Templetonia is a straggling, sprawling plant, usually growing in grassy areas. It may have a single stem. Although called leafy, it is inconspicuous when not in flower. [Some of the other Templetonias are leafless, or have tiny scales.]

Identify by:

John Templeton (1766-1825), Irish botanist; stenophylla: narrow-leaved.

Photos 1: In flower. Strangways revegetation planting. The leaves are almost parallel to the stem. 2: The large seed pods. Welshmans Reef Cemetery. alt4