Pale Wedge Pea, Common Wedge-pea, Bladder Pea, Pale Wedge-pea.
Up to 1m.
Presence in Australia
Noted in the areas of Albury and Upper Jerra Jerra-Upper Back. Probably previously more widespread prior to grazing pressures.
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas.
Dry sclerophyll forest and heath, on sandy to gravelly soils at moderate altitudes.
Erect or spreading small shrub to about 1m high with leaves 5-20 mm long, in threes (trifoliate). Pale to bright yellow flowers in spring.
Late Dec-late Jan. Monitor closely as seed released immediately or within 1-2 days of maturity.
From scarified seed. Soak in near-boiling water for about 30 seconds, before cooling rapidly under flowing cold water. Alternatively, soak in cold water for several hours before drying and sowing. Suitable for direct seeding in pots (2-3 seeds per pot).
Shade and shelter
Important component of understorey. Useful for low-level cover in windbreaks.
Revegetating recharge areas. Legume, improves soil fertility through "fixing" nitrogen.
Excellent ornamental for gardens and containers, due to attractive flowers displayed beyond the fine foliage. Prune regularly from when young and after flowering to promote bushiness.