Dillwynia sericea

Common name: 

Showy Parrot-pea

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Lowan Mallee, Wimmera, Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (BCDEHJMNPRSTVWXZ) also SA, Qld, NSW, ACT, Tas

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

Stringybark-peppermint forest1

Flower description:

Yellow and orange1


Erect procumbent shrub to 1 m tall2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has similar 'egg and bacon' flowers to Dillwynia glaberrima. It differs from this species by having stems that are densely covered in hairs2

Image of Dillwynia sericea
Image of Dillwynia sericea
Image of Dillwynia sericea Image: Mike Bayly
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