Australian Native Plants

  Hovea acanthoclada (Thorny Hovea)


Hovea acanthoclada photo
Hovea acanthoclada, Maranoa Gardens, Balwyn, Victoria, Australia

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




THORNY HOVEA FACTS

distribution map showing range of Hovea acanthoclada in Australia

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


Common Name
Thorny Hovea

Description
The Thorny Hovea is an upright rigid prickly shrub. It produces profuse clusters of purple blue pea flowers in winter and spring. The leaves are small and elliptic, and dark green in colour. The stems are thorny. The fruit is a pod.

Height
0.5m - 1.5m

Spread
1m - 2m

Habitat
Thorny Hovea is found on rocky slopes and rocky outcrops in granite or sandy clay soils.

Distribution
Western Australia

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


Relatives in same Genus
  Hovea linearis