Australian Native Plants

  Hovea linearis (Common Hovea)


Hovea linearis photo
Hovea linearis Belgrave South, Victoria, Australia

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COMMON HOVEA FACTS

distribution map showing range of Hovea linearis in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Common Hovea

Description
The Common Hovea is a slender upright shrub with hairy stems and branches. The lower leaves are elliptic or obovate, growing to about 1cm to 2.5cm long and 5mm to 10mm wide. The upper leaves are long and narrow about 3cm to 6cm long and 2mm to 4mm wide. The upper leaf surface is strongly veined with hairs on the underside. Purple (or less commonly white) pea shaped flowers are produced in early spring (August to September). The fruit is a pod growing to about 8mm long.

Height
2m

Spread
1m

Habitat
found in eucalypt forest.

Distribution
Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria., South Australia, Tasmania.,

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Fabales
Family:Fabaceae
Genus:Hovea
Species:linearis
Common Name:Common Hovea


Relatives in same Genus
  Hovea acanthoclada