Australian Native Plants

  Goodia lotifolia (Golden Tip)


Goodia lotifolia photo
Goodia lotifolia (cultivated, labelled) Maranoa Gardens, Balwyn, Victoria, Australia

Photograph by Melburnian. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)




GOLDEN TIP FACTS

distribution map showing range of Goodia lotifolia in Australia

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


Common Name
Golden Tip

Other Names
Clover Bush, Yellow Pea

Description
Golden Tip (also known as the Clover Bush is a fast growing tall shrub growing up to 4 m tall. The pea-shaped yellow flowers are borne in profuse clusters in spring from September to November. The flowers have a slight fragrance. There are two varieties - Goodia lotifolia var. lotifolia and Goodia lotifolia var. pubescens. The fruit is a seed pod that grows to about 2.5 cm long. The leaves have three rounded lobes that are broader at the tip, and resemble a clover leaf.

Height
1m - 4m

Spread
1m - 4m

Habitat
eucalypt forest, dry forest

Propagation
seed, cuttings,

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

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Fabales
Family:Fabaceae
Genus:Goodia
Species:lotifolia
Common Name:Golden Tip