Pultenaea scabra

Common name: 

Rough Bush-pea

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Gippsland Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (CDEJKNPRSTWZ) also SA, NSW

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

Moist forest, occasionally dry forest and heath1

Flower description:

Yellow and red1


Shrub to 3 m high1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Leaves are similar to P. daphnoides however the leaves of P. scabra are rough and hairy and not pointed at the tip2

Image of Pultenaea scabra
Image of Pultenaea scabra
Image of Pultenaea scabra Image: Mike Bayly
Conservation status:

Not threatened


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