Daviesia latifolia. hop bitter pea

Family Fabaceae
Description Upright, open shrub to 2m. Branches long and slender, becoming pendulous in older plants.
Flowering Time Early spring
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Florabank Profile
Vegetation Communities Dry sclerophyll forest
Soil Types Variety of soils from sands to clay. Plants are long lived, the above-ground parts disappearing during drought but resprouting from the base when moist conditions return.
Values / Uses
Revegetation / Habitat Values Sometimes the dominant understory shrub forming dense communities. Grazed heavily by macropods. Nitrogen fixer.
Amenity / Ornamental Values The flowers are spectacular up-close but overall not very showy. The broad leaves and weeping habit make it an attractive plant.
Other Values Foliage used as stock fodder during drought.
Water Deficit average
Compaction average
Waterlogging average
Shade average-high
Minimum Temperature -8 degrees
Average no. Seeds per Gram 100
Viability Period long
Dormancy hard seed coat
Treatment hot water 90 degress for 1 minute
Days From First to Last Germination at 25 Degrees 13-57
Direct Seeding