Podalyria sericea (Andrews) R.Br.

Satin Bush

Shrub to 1 m tall. Leaves obovate, to 2 cm long, 2 cm wide, covered with distinctive silvery hair. Flowers solitary, to 1 cm long, lavender; winter. Fruit pod cylindrical, to about 3 cm long, 1 cm wide with numerous seeds.

S Africa.

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
genus        Podalyria Willd.