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Gardening with Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use
Identification & Control of Common Weeds
Botanical Name:Hovea heterophylla
Common Name:common hovea , creeping hovea
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Plant
Type(s):
Ground Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m)
Growing
Conditions:
Partial Shade
Clay, Dry, Well Drained
Size
(HxW):
30-60 cm x 30 cm
Foliage:Lower leaves egg-shaped to elliptic 1-5 cm x 2-16 mm, upper leaves narrow 1.4-11 cm x 3-10 mm. Upper surface arched beside midrib, hairy below.
Flowers:Stalkless axillary clusters of 2-3 small mauve pea flowers, August-October. Round green seed pods turn black when ripe.
General
Comments:
Open straggling to erect hairy subshrub. Dainty little undershrub for treed or sheltered area. Plant in groups for effect.


Further
Information:
  1. Yarra Ranges Council (Victora, close to us)
  2. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (VICFLORA, technical, good photos)
  3. Wikipedia (free online encyclopedia)
  4. iNaturalist
  5. NatureMapr (Canberra)
  6. Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew UK, technical)


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