Bossiaea rhombifolia. rhomb-leaved bossiaea

Family Fabaceae
Description Small upright shrub to 1.5m high. There are two subspecies: subsp. rhombifolia and subsp. concolor
Flowering Time Late winter-early spring
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Florabank Profile
Vegetation Communities Dry sclerophyll forest and heath.
Soil Types Most common on sandstone soils.
Values / Uses
Revegetation / Habitat Values Sometimes a dominant understorey shrub forming thick stands. Regenerates from basal shoots as well as seed following fire. Nitrogen fixer. Seeds popular with native pigeons. An underutilised species in revegetation projects, it is easy to establish from direct seeding, grows rapidly and is long lived.
Amenity / Ornamental Values Both subspecies are attractive shrubs with interesting foliage. Tolerance of severe pruning is useful.
Other Values
Tolerances
Water Deficit high
Compaction low
Waterlogging low
Shade average
Minimum Temperature -5 degrees
Seed & Germination Details
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Viability Period long
Dormancy hard seed coat
Treatment boiling water 100 degrees for 1 minute
Days From First to Last Germination at 25 Degrees 5-25
Direct Seeding easy