Description.
A bushy, upright or spreading shrub to 1.5 metres. The narrow, linear leaves end in very fine points. Flowers are typical ‘pea’ flowers of yellow, orange and red. These often occur near the ends of branches and give the plant an overall orange colour in full flower. Flowers are followed by round pods which turn brown at maturity. Each contains 1 or 2 dark seeds, which are shed swiftly.
Propagation.
Seed is protected by a thick seed coat which must be broken prior to germination. This can be done by manually nicking the coat or by soaking the seed in near-boiling water. The best results are usually obtained by nicking. Also from cuttings.
Flowering.
Chiefly September and October. Some out-of-season flowering does occur.
Locations.
Mundarlo Rd, Holbrook Rd between Mangoplah and Cookardinia, Snowy Mountains Hwy west of Adelong.
Extra Notes.
This species varies considerably across its range and has previously been treated as several separate species. It should be regarded as an unresolved species complex. Some morphological variation exists between the Cookardinia and Mundarlo/Adelong populations.

Based on the flora of the Graham Centre Biodiversity Nursery