Red Parrot-pea
Whole, Flowering
Murray Mallee Region
Mallee Bush-pea
Whole
 
                      
Red Parrot-pea (Dillwynia hispida)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Shrubs & Bushes
Order: Legumes (Fabales)
Family: Legume (Fabaceae or Leguminosae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Red Parrot-pea (Dillwynia hispida)
This Photo:     🔍Measured🔎

Thank you Alan Dandie for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA, Adelaide Hills, Coastal Areas and possibly elsewhere
Small bushes, or sub-shrubs. Flowers are not always red, can be just yellow.
Alan said "Terminal flowers on a long stalk." This is a great help to separate these from other legumes; as the flowers generally look very, very similar.

Copyright © 2016-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 04-Nov-2016
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)