Chorizema cordatum Lindl.

Heart-leaved Flame Pea

Shrub to about 1.5 m tall, sometimes scrambling. Leaves alternate, more or less ovate, to about 7 cm long, 5 cm wide, evenly spine-toothed or lobed on the margin, mostly cordate at the base. Flowers 6-15 together, about 1-1.5 cm long, orange, pink, red and yellow, sometimes yellow only; mostly late spring to early summer. Fruit pod 1-1.5 cm long.

Sometimes sold as a form with standards pure yellow. Naturalised in the Dandenong Ranges, Vic.


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        Chorizema Labill.