Native Plants Queensland
Townsville Branch
           PO Box 363 Aitkenvale Qld 4814

 

 

 

 

Cajanus reticulatus

Fabaceae

 

Form and Size:  A small erect or spreading shrub to 2m high
Stems and new growth are distinguished by rusty coloured hairs

Distribution:  Widespread throughout northern Australia

Leaves: Simple, opposite with veins prominent on the underside

Flowers: Pea like, bright yellow

Flowering Period: Anytime

Fruit: A pod 2-3 cm long

 

 Photographed with the Spotted Pea Blue Butterfly,  Euchrysops cnejus