Bossiaea prostrata

Family Fabaceae

Small procumbent subshrub, with branches to 20cm long. Longevity to 20 years.

Flowers: Orange-yellow, September - October.

Fruit: Oblong pod 20 - 30 mm long, October - November.

Seed: No specialised dispersal mechanisms. Hard seeded with physical dormancy. Germinates readily with scarification.

Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout

Ecology

  • Woodland habitat.
  • Uncommon in woodland at the Australian Botanic Garden, only found in Ironbark Woodland.
  • Resprouts after fire.

 

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Bossiaea prostrata plant

Bossiaea prostrata flower

Bossiaea prostrata fruit