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Graceful Bush-pea

Pultenaea flexilis


This native Australian shrub is magnificent when it's in full flower. It can grow to a height of 4 meters, and is usually found in the understorey of eucalypt woodlands, on dry sheltered hillsides, and in gullies. The small bright yellow flowers have short stalks and cluster at the ends of branches. Leaves are small and narrow, alternate on the stem with a noticeable tip. Usually flowers from August to October. From a distance I have often mistaken these shrubs for wattle, which is also bright yellow when it flowers.


Spotted along the Maitland Bay Track in Bouddi National Park. Native bushland, dry and sandy soil, although plenty of leaf litter and undergrowth.


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Neil Ross
Neil Ross 9 years ago

My absolute pleasure for the candle. Parts of NSW were quite spectacular last year for wildflowers. SEQ I don't think as good as the previous year, although very dry the past 12 months so that may account for it.

kdpicturemaker 9 years ago

Beautiful clear images! Last season (2014) seemed to be a spectacularly great year for most flowering plants didn't it. In some areas I have not seen such profusion of colour and flower for many years. Also - thank you for lit candle, these flowers remind me of tiny flames.

Neil Ross
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Neil Ross

Gosford, NSW, Australia

Spotted on Oct 6, 2014
Submitted on Nov 22, 2014

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