Brachysema celsianum Lem.

Swan River Pea

Scrambling shrubs to 1 m or so. Leaves ovate, with pointed tips, to 10 cm long, 5 cm wide, silvery-haired below. Flowers 2-3 cm long, in clusters of 1-3 opposite pairs. Standard red with a yellow centre. Keel red. Fruit pod 1-1.5 cm long, silveryhaired. Syn. B. lanceolatum Meisn.

The most widely grown species in the genus and makes a good groundcover for massed planting.


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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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Fabales
family       Fabaceae
genus        Brachysema R.Br.