Home

Friends of Lane Cove National Park Inc.

What's flowering in the park

Platylobium formosum ssp. formosum

Handsome Flat Pea

Family: Fabaceae

Platylobium formosum ssp. formosum is a pea plant growing in sheltered forest areas. It grows in a slender, straggling way to about 1m tall.

The leaves of Platylobium formosum are distinctive: opposite, broad, ovate to heart-shaped, about 3-4cm long, with prominent network veins and recurved points.

The fairly large flowers are yellow with red centre markings, the standard about 18mm long , the broad rusty-coloured calyx 8-10mm long. Flowers are borne singly or two together in the leaf axils.

Platylobium formosum flowers from August to November.

 

Close this window to return to previous window

 Platylobium formosum ssp. formosum - Handsome Flat Pea
Home