Native Plants Queensland
Townsville Branch
           PO Box 363 Aitkenvale Qld 4814

 

 

 

 

Bossiaea carinalis

 

Fabaceae

 

 

 

 Form and Size: A medium shrub, 1-4m high

 
Distribution: Central and northern Qld, in areas such as Blackdown Tablelands, Carnarvon Gorge and White Mountains; usually as an understorey plant in sandy or rocky areas

 
Leaves: Oval, leathery, arranged in 2 rows, veins prominent, 1-1.3cm long

 
Flowers: Pea-shaped, maroon and yellow, standard 1.5cm wide, keel about 3cm long


Flowering Period: June to September


Fruit: Pods

 
Cultivation/Notes: Propagate from seed or cuttings
Not well known in cultivation as plants are difficult to establish
In their natural habitat they are a prominent feature of the vegetation and would no doubt succeed given similar conditions