Leafy Templetonia, Templetonia.
Presence in Australia
Noted in the areas Burrumbuttock-West Hume and Thugga-Culcairn East. Probably previously more widespread in similar country across region, prior to pressure from grazing.
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: Qld, NSW, Vic, SA.
Mostly dry sclerophyll forest, often on riverbanks.
Small straggling shrub, with one to several stems less than 50cm long, with leaves 1-7cm long.
Large, deep red and brown pea flowers, Sep-Nov.
Late Oct to late Feb. Monitor closely as mature seeds shed immediately or in 1-2 days.
Pour very hot water over seeds and soak until water cools, before drying and sowing.
Shade and shelter
Important component of understorey.
Legume - improves soil fertility through "fixing" nitrogen.