Crotalaria eremaea, Bluebush Pea, Desert Rattlepod

Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Crotalaria
Species: eremaea
Main Flower Colour: Yellow

Description

Crotalaria eremaea is a widely distributed shrub of central Australia and a relatively common species growing on sand dunes. Densely woolly erect woody herb with yellow flowers, the Desert rattlepod, or Bluebush pea, grows to about 1 metre in height. Leaflets smooth, oval-shaped, folded to 8x3.5 cm; yellow pea-like flowers on spikes; pods to 3x0.7 cm, beaked at the tip, with up to eight seeds.

Identification

The main flower colour is yellow. A Guide to Plants of Inland Australia, Philip Moore, Reed New Holland, 2005

References

Created: 25 Apr 2014 - Member - Min (NSW)
Updated: 28 Apr 2014 - Member - John and Val

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Location

Bio Regions

SSD - Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields

Specifics

Central Australia

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