Upside Down Plant

Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Leptosema
Species: chambersii
Main Flower Colour: Red


Widespread in desert areas, this little plant looks confused about which way is up.
Low, tufted shrub, growing to about 0.6 m high. The leaves are reduced leaving the much-branched, greyish coloured stems to carry out photosynthesis. The red pea flowers are clustered around the base of the plant. Grows in red sand and loam, on sandplains and dunes.

Flowering start in May and ends in December.


The main flower colour is red. Pea flowers clustered around base of plant, leafless stems.

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Bio Regions

Great Victoria Desert (GVD), Gascoyne (GAS), Little Sandy Desert (LSD), Gibson Desert (GID), Central Ranges (CER)

Region Specifics

east of Laverton, WA

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