Bossiaea heterophylla

Common name: 

Variable Bossiaea

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Gippsland Plain, East Gippsland (TWXZ) also Qld, NSW

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Sandy soils in heath and open woodland1

Flower description:

Orange yellow with a reddish outside1


Shrub to 1 m high

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species is uncommon in Victoria. Stems are hairless or sparsely hairy and blue-green. Leaves are alternate1

Image of Bossiaea heterophylla
Image of Bossiaea heterophylla
Conservation status:

Rare in Victoria


1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria