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of Common Weeds
|Botanical Name:||Platylobium obtusangulum|
|Common Name:||Common Flat-pea|
|Sold As:||Tube ($2.00)|
|Ground Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Hedging|
|Full Sun, Partial Shade
Dry, Well Drained
|1 m x 1 m|
|Foliage:||Stalkless, mostly paired dark green triangular or arrow-shaped leathery leaves, 1-3 cm x 0.6-3.8 cm, network of veins, lobe tips prickly or rounded.|
|Flowers:||Yellow, red centre. 1-3 large pea flowers in leaf axils on short stalks 3-8 mm long which are hidden by overlapping brown scales and papery bracts. Small bracts overlap the base of the calyx. Flat, hairy, winged pods. September-December|
|Spreading, clumping or arching shrubs with hairless to densely shaggy stems. Frost tolerant. Attractive upright plant for gardens and bushland. Prune for hedging.|