Daviesia ulicina

Common name: 

Gorse Bitter-pea

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Murray Mallee, Riverina (CDEHJKMNPRSTVWXYZ) also WA, SA, Qld, NSW, ACT, Tas

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

Common in heaths and heathy understories1

Flower description:

Orange yellow and reddish-brown2


Shrub to 2 m tall2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species is distinguished by the pointed leaves and branches that end in spines1

Image of Daviesia ulicina
Image of Daviesia ulicina Image: David Meagher
Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria