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habit (Photo: Greg Jordan)
silvery hairy leaves (Photo: Greg Jordan)
pink pea-shaped flowers (Photo: Greg Jordan)
immature fruit and leaf undersides (Photo: Greg Jordan)
close-up of hairy fruit (Photo: Greg Jordan)
Podalyria sericea R. Br.
Fabaceae (Queensland, the ACT, Victoria, Tasmania, and the Northern Territory)Fabaceae: sub-family Faboideae (New South Wales)Leguminosae (South Australia)Papilionaceae (Western Australia)
Cape satin bush, podalyria, silky podalyria, silky sweetpeabush, silver sweet pea bush
Native to southern Africa (i.e. Cape Province in South Africa).
Naturalised in southern Australia (i.e. naturalised in the coastal districts of south-western Western Australia, in southern Victoria and in Tasmania). Also sparingly naturalised in southern South Australia.
Silky podalyria (Podalyria sericea) is regarded as an environmental weed in Victoria, and as a minor environmental weed in Tasmania and Western Australia.
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