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
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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

Stringybark-peppermint forest 1

Flower Description:

Yellow and orange 1


Erect procumbent shrub to 1 m tall 2

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 hairs 2


Image: Mike Bayly

Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

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