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What's flowering in the park

Bossiaea scolopendria

Family: Fabaceae

The unusual Bossiaea scolopendria has undeveloped leaves and flattened branches which stand weakly erect to about 1 m or sprawling.

The pea flowers are deep yellow with red centres. They grow on short stems at nodes on the branches.

Bossiaea scolopendria is widespead in heath and open forest on sandstone, but limited to the Sydney region.

Scolopendria comes from the Greek word for millipede, indicating the appearance of the plant.

Bossiaea scolopendria flowers

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