Chorizema ilicifolium Labill.

Holly Flame Pea

Shrub to 30 cm tall. Leaves ovate or narrowly ovate in outline, the tip elongatetriangular, margins spiny-toothed or lobed to almost entire, to 4 cm long, 2.5 cm wide. Flowers 1-4 together, about 1 cm long, deep yellow to apricot with yellow markings; spring to early summer. Fruit pod 1-1.5 cm long.

Appears to intergrade with C. cordatum in the wild.


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.