Daviesia ulicifolia

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 understories 1

Flower Description:

Orange yellow and reddish-brown 2


Shrub to 2 m tall 2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species is distinguished by the pointed leaves and branches that end in spines 1


Image: David Meagher

Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

Flora of Australia NSW Flora VicFlora

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