Common Flat-pea

Scientific NamePlatylobium obtusangulum
Size and formA spreading small shrub 60cm-1m high and 1m wide.
Flowers, leaves and fruitYellow pea flowers have red markings in the centre. They occur on short stalks in groups of up to three. Brown and papery scales and bracts surround the flowers. Fruit is a flat, hairy and winged pod. Leaves are distinctive, being stiff, opposite and triangular or arrow shaped with sharp apex and lateral lobes.
Growing conditionsPrefers drier conditions in well-drained soils and semi shade. Suitable for understorey planting.