Broom Bitter-pea, Broom Bitter Pea, Spiny Bitter Pea, Spiny Bitter-pea.
Daviesia, after botanist the Rev. Hugh Davies (1739-1821).
Presence in Australia
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic, SA, WA.
Sclerophyll communities, on sandy soils.
Spiny, erect slender shrub 50cm to 2m high.
Tiny orange-brown flowers Aug-Nov.
Early Dec-late Jan. Monitor closely as mature seeds shed immediately or in 1-2 days.
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.
Shade and shelter
Important component of understorey.
Legume - improves soil fertility through "fixing" nitrogen.
Excellent refuge plant for native birds.