Pultenaea juniperina

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Pultenaea juniperina
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Flowers and leaves, Big River State Forest, Victoria
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Pultenaea
Species: P. juniperina
Binomial name
Pultenaea juniperina
Labill.

Pultenaea juniperina, or prickly bush-pea, is a plant of the family Fabaceae native to Eastern Australia.[1] It is a shrub to 3 metres sporting showy yellow-orange flowers with red markings. The leaves are 10 – 25 mm long and 1 – 4 mm wide with a pungent leaf apex (stiff pointy tip), hence the use of "Prickly" in the common name.[2] It is widespread and common in heaths, sclerophyll forests and woodlands in Eastern Australia and Tasmania.[3]

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