Australian Native Plants

  Gastrolobium melanopetalum


Gastrolobium melanopetalum photo
Gastrolobium melanopetalum (cultivated, labelled) Maranoa Gardens, Balwyn, Victoria, Australia

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




PLANT FACTS

distribution map showing range of Gastrolobium melanopetalum in Australia

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


Description
Gastrolobium melanopetalum is a shrub with narrow ovate leaves about 2cm - 6cm long. It has purple black pea flowers in early spring to early summer.

Height
3m

Habitat
found in shrub thickets near streams and freshwater swamps

Distribution
south west of Western Australia

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Fabales
Family:Fabaceae
Genus:Gastrolobium
Species:melanopetalum


Relatives in same Genus
  Gastrolobium minus
  Gastrolobium praemorsum 'Bronze Butterfly'