Ouch Bush

Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Daviesia
Species: pachyphylla
Main Flower Colour: Yellow

Description

One look at this most unusual pea plant will confirm that the common name is very appropriate - ouch indeed!
The swollen succulent leaves are about 2.5cm long and as thick as a pencil with a savagely sharp point. Pea shaped red-and-yellow flowers are less than one centimetre across. The shrub grows to about one metre high with an open habit, often tangled up with other shrubs.

The seeds of native peas are not for eating though, as they may be toxic.

Flowering start in May and ends in September.

Identification

The main flower colour is yellow. Yellow/red pea flowers and succulent leaves with a very sharp point. The species name "pachyphylla" means thick/fat leaves.

References

http://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/3830
http://esperancewildflowers.blogspot.com.au/search/label/Fabaceae%20-%20Daviesia

Created: 01 Aug 2014 - Member - John and Val
Updated: 21 Nov 2014 - Member - John and Val

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Location

Bio Regions

ESP - Esperance Plains

Specifics

Roadside, south of Jerramungup, WA

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