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Gardening with Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use
Identification & Control of Common Weeds
Botanical Name:Goodia lotifolia
Common Name:clover bush , clover tree , golden-tip , yellow pea
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Plant
Type(s):
Tall Shrub (2 to 6 m), Bird Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting, Popular (bulk)
Growing
Conditions:
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Dry, Moist, Well Drained
Size
(HxW):
5 m x 5 m
Foliage:Bluish-green leaves divided into 3 egg-shaped leaflets, broader at the tip, 5-35 mm x 3-29 mm.
Flowers:Bright yellow with red markings. September-December. Long sprays, to 10 cm, of lightly fragrant pea flowers.
General
Comments:

Intolerant of alkaline soil. A fast-growing floriferous species which requires pruning after flowering. Plant several together for effect. Open erect shrub, young branchlets and underside of leaflets either smooth or sparsely hairy. The plant is so vigorous that it is unusual for it to be set back in any way by pests or diseases.

Birds like the seeds and the insects it attracts. Food plant for caterpillars.



Further
Information:
  1. Whitehorse Council
  2. Australian Native Plants Society
  3. Yarra Ranges Council (Victora, close to us)
  4. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (VICFLORA, technical, good photos)
  5. Wikipedia (free online encyclopedia)
  6. Australian National Botanic Garden
  7. iNaturalist
  8. Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew UK, technical)


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