AppearanceThe species is an erect shrub that can grow to between 1 and 3 metres high. The leaves are cuneate to obovate and 5 to 40 mm in length and 2 to 11 mm in width.
The pea flowers, which appear in dense terminal heads in spring and summer, are yellow with red markings. The pods which follow are flattened and 5 to 7 mm long.
NamingThe species was formally described by German botanist Johann Christoph Wendland in 1798 in ''Botanische Beobachtungen''.
DistributionIt occurs in heath to wet sclerophyll forest in South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales and Queensland.
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