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Bossiaea prostrata

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Fabaceae
Rank  Species
Order  Fabales
Genus  Bossiaea
Similar  Bossiaea, Astroloma humifusum, Gonocarpus tetragynus, Lepidosperma laterale, Bossiaea cordigera

Bossiaea prostrata, commonly known as creeping bossiaea, is a species of flowering plant in the pea family, Fabaceae. It usually has a prostrate to procumbent habit. The leaves are ovate to rounded or oblong, 3 to 15 mm long and have a petiole that is about 5 mm long. Flowering peaks between September and November in its native range. The flowers have orange-yellow standards, that are pinkish brown on the back, and purple-brown keels. The seed pods are oblong in shape and between 20 mm and 30 mm long.

It is similar to the species Bossiaea buxifolia, but may be distinguished by its longer leaves, petioles and pedicels and more distant leaf spacing.

The species was first formally described in 1812 by botanist Robert Brown in Hortus Kewensis. It occurs in South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales and Queensland in Australia.


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