Australian Native Plants

  Gastrolobium praemorsum 'Bronze Butterfly'


Gastrolobium praemorsum 'Bronze Butterfly' photo
Gastrolobium praemorsum 'Bronze Butterfly' (Labelled as Brachysema 'Bronze Butterfly') Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, Victoria, Australia

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




PLANT FACTS

Description
Gastrolobium praemorsum is a prostrate groundcover creeper or small shrub. The oval leaves have truncated tips and are dark green above and silky underneath. It has cream pea flowers that age to red between May and February.

Height
0.5m

Wildlife Interest
attracts birds

Distribution
south-west of Western Australia

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Fabales
Family:Fabaceae
Genus:Gastrolobium
Species:praemorsum
Variety:'Bronze Butterfly'


Relatives in same Genus
  Gastrolobium melanopetalum
  Gastrolobium minus