Australian Native Plants

  Pultenaea scabra (Rough Bush-pea)


Pultenaea scabra photo
Pultenaea scabra Brisbane Ranges, Victoria, Australia

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ROUGH BUSH-PEA FACTS

distribution map showing range of Pultenaea scabra in Australia

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


Common Name
Rough Bush-pea

Description
Rough Bush-pea is an upright small shrub that grows to about one to two metres tall. The leaves are wedge-shaped (inverted triangular) with two lobes at the tip, and grow to about 15 mm long. The leaves have down curved margins and have a rough hairy surface. Clusters of pea flowers are about 1 cm long and are orange yellow with red centres and appear in spring. The fruit is flattened pea pods to 7 mm long.

Height
1m - 2m

Spread
0.5 m - 1.5m

Habitat
grows on heathland, moist woodland, dry eucalypt forest,

Distribution
Rough Bush-pea is found in south east of South Australia, Victoria and eastern New South Wales.

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


Relatives in same Genus
  Pultenaea pedunculata