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Indigenous Plants Indigenous Plant Use Identification & Control
of Common Weeds
|Botanical Name:||Daviesia latifolia|
|Common Name:||Hop Bitter-pea|
|Sold As:||Tube ($2.00)|
|Medium Shrub (1 to 2 m), Tall Shrub (2 to 6 m), Bird Attracting, Hedging|
|Full Sun, Partial Shade
Dry, Well Drained
|3 m x 2 m|
|Foliage:||Leathery, blue-green elliptic to egg-shaped leaves 2-15 cm x 5-70 mm with network of prominent veins and wavy edges.|
|Flowers:||Many-flowered sprays of small fragrant yellow and brown pea flowers, with a distinct bract at the base of each stalk. Triangular pod. September-December|
Useful for screening or hedge. Open to dense erect shrub with angular branchlets. Frost and snow tolerant.
Can be pruned to shape. Leaves were used to replace hops by early settlers.