Bossiaea prostrata

Common Name:

Creeping Bossiaea



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Murray Mallee, Lowan Mallee, Wimmera, Riverina (CDEJKMNPRSTVWXYZ) also SA, Qld, NSW, Tas
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Dry forest and plains grassland 1

Flower Description:

Bright yellow, brown and red 2


Procumbent (spreading along the ground) subshrub 2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has a procumbent habit. Stems are hairless or with short hairs and leaves are circular to narrow-ovate.


Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Ellis, M. (unpublished). “A Field Guide to South Gippsland Flora”.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria