Aotus ericoides (Vent.) Don

Common Aotus

A variable rusty-haired shrub to about 2 m tall. Leaves in irregular whorls of 3 or more, opposite or alternate, linear to ovate, 0.5-2 cm long, to 0.5 cm wide, margins bent under. Flowers having a yellow standard with a reddish blotch, keel yellow; spring to summer. Fruit pod 6-7 mm long, silky-hairy.

Several variants are known in horticulture.

E Australia.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Fabaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Fabales
family       Fabaceae
genus        Aotus Sm.