Sp. Pl. 2: 708 (1753) APNI
Establishment means:Sparingly established
Erect shrub to 3 m high; stems numerous, glaucous-green, glabrous, softly pithed. Leaves soon deciduous; leaflets oblong-linear, 1–3 cm long, 2–10 mm wide, subsessile, glabrous above, paler and appressed-sericeous below, entire; apex rounded. Flowers 5–30 in lax terminal racemes, sweetly scented; pedicles c. 3 mm long; calyx 5–7.5 mm long, brownish; corolla 20–28 mm long, bright yellow. Pod linear-oblong, 4–10 cm long, 6–7 mm diam., sericeous, becoming glabrous and blackish; seeds c. 12–20, squarish, often obliquely so, 3–3.5 mm long, yellowish-brown, shiny; aril pale brown. Flowers Nov.–Dec.
*CVU, *GipP, *OtP, *VVP. Also SA, Qld, NSW, Tas. Native to the Mediterranean region, cultivated for its showy flowers. Plants occasionally escaping from old gardens or plantings.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||introduced|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||introduced|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|