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Handsome Flat-pea

Platylobium formosum

Description:

An erect plant about 2 mtrs tall with soft green, broad leaves and short racemes of bright orange pea flowers with deep red centres. The pods were interesting in themselves- a pale orange in colour and flat & triangular in shape. Leaves looked like they would be frost-resistant.

Habitat:

A native of Australia. This was spotted in a regenerated tract of land along a suburban road. It is seen in all eastern states of Australia and in Tasmania

Notes:

This species is varied in habit and characteristics - see reference. A beautiful plant said to attract lepidopterans, birds and insects.
Family: Fabaceae

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2 Comments

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway a month ago

Thanks Neil.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a month ago

Lovely spotting. Beautiful photos.

Leuba Ridgway
Spotted by
Leuba Ridgway

Rowville, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Oct 19, 2020
Submitted on Oct 20, 2020

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