Ouch Bush

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


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.


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.


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Bio Regions

Esperance Plains (ESP)

Region Specifics

Roadside, south of Jerramungup, WA

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