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Daviesia cordata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Mirbelieae
Genus: Daviesia

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Daviesia, commonly known as Bitter-peas, is a large genus of flowering plants in the legume family. They are native to Australia, with a center of diversity in western Australia. The genus is named in honour of Hugh Davies, a Welsh botanist. They have nitrogen-fixing bacteria contained in root nodules like other genera in their family.[1]

Species include:


  1. ^ Mullins, Effie (1989). "Daviesia mimosoides". Growing Native Plants. Australian National Herbarium. Retrieved 4 May 2015.