Bossiaea cinerea

Bossiaea cinerea

Showy Bossia

Usual habitat/distribution:
Grows in scrub, woodlands and heaths and coastal areas. Quite widespread and common.
Status:
Not listed
Flowering:
September – November
Description:
Classic yellow ‘pea’ shaped flower which so many Tasmanian Fabaceae seem to have and they usually stump me every time. Although as I get more familiar with them they are becoming clearer.
Spreading or an erect shrub with leaves that are narrow and triangular looking up to about 3cm long. Pointy at the end with fine bristle like stipules.
Flowers are solitary, although abundant on the leaf axils, up to 1.5cm wide.
Yellow with reddish brown markings and keel.
Seed pod is about 2cm long and twice as long as broad and flat.
Locations I have seen it:
Tinderbox Hill (Sept 2015)

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