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Gardening with Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use
Identification & Control of Common Weeds
Botanical Name:Daviesia leptophylla 
3 synonyms:     Daviesia corymbosa var. stjohnii  , Daviesia corymbosa var. virgata  , Daviesia virgata 
Common Name:narrow-leaf bitter-pea  , slender bitter-pea 
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Medium Shrub (1 to 2 m)
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Dry, Moist, Well Drained
1-2 m x 1-2 m
Foliage:Narrow-elliptic, stiff dull green leaves to 9 cm x 10 mm. Conspicuous lengthwise veins, especially near margins.
Flowers:1-4 short, many-flowered sprays of yellow and red pea flowers in each leaf axil. Pods triangular. September-January
Open erect shrub with angular ribbed branchlets. Insignificant plant until it flowers. Provides a natural look to a garden planted in swarms under eucalypts, especially stringybarks.

  1. Whitehorse Council 
  2. Yarra Ranges Council (Victora, close to us) 
  3. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (VICFLORA, technical, good photos) 
  4. Wikipedia (free online encyclopedia) 
  5. iNaturalist 
  6. Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew UK, technical) 

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