Australian Native Plants

  Pultenaea pedunculata (Matted Bush-pea)


Pultenaea pedunculata photo
Pultenaea pedunculata , Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne, Victoria, Australia

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




MATTED BUSH-PEA FACTS

distribution map showing range of Pultenaea pedunculata in Australia

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


Common Name
Matted Bush-pea

Description
Matted Bush-pea is a prostrate shrub belonging to the pea family. The stems trail along the ground forming a dense mat that can spread to 3 m wide. The leaves are narrow elliptical and about 1 cm in length and 1 mm to 2 mm wide. It develops yellow pea flowers with red centres in spring and summer (September to December). The fruit is flat pod that grows to 7 mm in length.

Height
0.2m

Spread
1m - 3m

Habitat
grows in open habitat in dry eucalypt forest

Wildlife Interest
attracts birds and butterflies

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

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Fabales
Family:Fabaceae
Genus:Pultenaea
Species:pedunculata
Common Name:Matted Bush-pea


Relatives in same Genus
  Pultenaea scabra