Matted bush-pea

Pultenaea pedunculata

''Pultenaea pedunculata'', commonly known as matted bush-pea, is a prostrate shrub that is endemic to south-eastern Australia. It is a member of the genus ''Pultenaea'' and the family Fabaceae. The pea flowers are usually yellow with red centres, appearing between September and December in the species' native range. The pods which follow are flat and 5 to 7 mm long.
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Naming

The species was formally described in 1828 by English botanist William Jackson Hooker in ''The Botanical Magazine''.
Matted Bush-pea (Pultenaea pedunculata) A prostrate mat-forming shrub with single small pea flowers on slender stalks off secondary branches.The flowers were a bright yellow with red markings on the base of the standard petals. Leaves were narrow with needle tips (acicular) and margins recurved, giving them a tubular appearance. Young leaves were hairy and the more mature ones glossy.
Spotted in a regenerated area beside road- suburban , amongst a variety of native trees Australia,Geotagged,Pultenaea pedunculata,Spring,matted bush-pea

Distribution

It occurs in dry forest in South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania and New South Wales In Victoria, associated tree species include ''Eucalyptus macrorhyncha'' and ''Eucalyptus obliqua''.

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Taxonomy
KingdomPlantae
DivisionAngiosperms
ClassEudicots
OrderFabales
FamilyFabaceae
GenusPultenaea
SpeciesP. pedunculata
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Australia