Continuing my quest to work out the difference between all of the native pea plants growing in our bushland, my best guess is this one is a Grey Parrot-pea. From my reading, they have clusters of up to ten flowers, which are ‘sessile’ or appearing to be without a stem. The leaves are long … Continue reading Grey Parrot-pea (Dillwynia cinerascens)
Working toward my goal to identify the various Australian native pea plants we have growing here, I have identified this one as the Common Flat-pea. Yesterday it was full of flowers and unopened buds but the wind was strong, making it difficult to get a clear shot at the trembling flowers. This morning we saw a … Continue reading Common Flat-pea (Platylobium obtusangulum)
Last week I posted a photograph of an unidentified pea flower, which was subsequently identified by John as a Smooth Parrot-pea (Dillwynia glaberrima). As John mentioned in his comment, Dillwynia species of plants have a few distinguishing characteristics, and once I was alerted to these, I couldn’t resist looking up the Smooth Parrot-pea in Enid Mayfield’s … Continue reading Smooth Parrot-Pea (Dillwynia glaberrima)
This is the first Bitter-pea I’ve noticed on the property, but it has probably been growing here in other years. I think I have been so focused on Orchids and more showy flowers, it was easy to overlook these tiny pea flowers. Firstly, because they are so small, held on slender stems, and secondly because … Continue reading Narrow-leaf Bitter-pea (Daviesia leptophylla)
I took this photograph in October, and ever since then I have been trying to identify the species. I can’t see a flower that looks exactly like this one, with the long elegant lower lobes and the clear red which shows between them. My best guess, due to the cluster shape and the leaves, … Continue reading Calling all Australian Native Pea Experts…. Help!