Pultenaea flexilis

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Graceful Bush-pea
Pea Flower Bilpin.jpg
Bells Line of Road, Blue Mountains, Australia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Pultenaea
Species: P. flexilis
Binomial name
Pultenaea flexilis
  • Dillwynia teucrioides
  • Pultenaea sweetii
  • Pultenaea polygalifolia
  • Pultenaea altissima
  • Pultenaea juniperina var. planifolia
  • Pultenaea juniperina var. mucronata
  • Pultenaea forsythiana
  • Pultenaea blakelyi

Pultenaea flexilis known as the Graceful Bush-pea is an erect shrub found in eastern Australia. Growing to 4 metres in height, it is found north of Deua National Park, New South Wales to the state of Queensland. The habitat is the drier eucalyptus woodlands on acidic, well drained soils. Often seen in gullies.

Leaves are small and narrow, alternate on the stem with a noticeable tip. In spring, the plant may be a spectacular sight with abundant yellow and red flowers. The specific epithet flexilis is from Latin and it refers to the flexible leaves.[1] The original specimen was collected in Sydney, and first published in 1805 by the eminent English botanist, James Edward Smith.


  1. ^ Les Robinson - Field Guide to the Native Plants of Sydney, ISBN 978-0-7318-1211-0 page 86

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