Mallee Bush-pea
Structure
Ellura
Mallee Bush-pea
Bunch of Flowers
 
                      
Mallee Bush-pea (Eutaxia microphylla var microphylla)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Shrubs & Bushes
Order: Legumes (Fabales)
Family: Legume (Fabaceae or Leguminosae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Mallee Bush-pea (Eutaxia microphylla var microphylla)
This Photo:     Lots of Buds
Other name: Common Eutaxia

Thank you Tony and Jenny Dominelli for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Flinders Ranges and elsewhere
Stiff structure, where the small green leaves seem to completely wrap the young stems, however, the stems are the same colour as the leaves. So they don't completely wrap it.
Bright yellow pea-like flowers.
Buds are deep red / brown.

Copyright © 2012-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 13-Sep-2012
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)