Jacksonia R.Br.

Commemorating George Jackson, 18–19th century Scottish botanist.

Mostly leafless shrubs or small trees with stiff branchlets. Leaves alternate, reduced to scales or, where present, reduced to 1 leaflet. Flowers terminal or lateral. Flowers with a short calyx tube having five teeth, the upper pair of teeth sometimes the largest. Petals mostly shorter than the calyx. Stamens free. Ovary hairy, stalked or not, and mostly with 2 ovules. Fruit pod ovoid to oblong.

Grown for the unusual foliage and abundance of flowers.

About 40 species endemic to Australia.

Seed (treated), cuttings.

Leaves mostly reduced to scales; calyx lobes edge to edge in bud; stamens free.

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
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Jacksonia scoparia R.Br.