Hovea longifolia R.Br.

Rusty Pods

Erect shrub to 3 m tall. New growth grey-hairy. Leaves linear to lanceolate or narrow-elliptic, 3-8 cm long, 2-8 mm wide, curled upwards but with the margins bent under. Flowers 1-3 together. Standard blue, veined and with yellow base; spring. Fruit pod roundish,1-1.5 cm long, rusty-haired.

A highly variable species.


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        Hovea R.Br.