Highlighting our Native Plants #3

Pultenaea villosa

Flowering: Winter and Spring

Common Name: Hairy Bush Pea or Eggs and Bacon plant.

Distribution and Occurrence: An understory plant of dry and usually fairly open forests from Southern QLD to Southern NSW.

Description: A shrub up to 2 metres high with a similar spread. Branches have a weeping form and the leaves are around 5mm long with dense short hairs. Plants can be covered in flowers when conditions are right.

Interesting Facts: The Genus Pultenaea has around 120 species all of which are endemic to Australia. The species name villosa is from the latin villosus meaning hairy or shaggy.

And Yes, you can get this plant at Regen Australia Nursery.

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