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: (2002). Fabaceae. In: . 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.