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Holly-like pea plant


I had thought that this holly-like member of the pea family would be easy to identify with its prickly leaves – but no, the only one like it that I could find is found only in south-western Australia. For scale, the flower is about 1 cm (0.4 inches) across.

Update: Bob identified it for me. It’s Podolobium ilicifolium (previously Oxylobium ilicifolium) which has, according to the Royal Botanic Gardens web page, the common name Prickly Shaggy Pea.

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