B.rhombifolia.JPG (61054 bytes)Bossiaea rhombifolia: is a member of the Fabaceae (Pea) family and is a medium shrub that may reach a height of two metres. Leaves are one centimetre long, almost oval, flat, arranged in two rows leathery and green to grey-green.

The pea-shaped flowers are 1.5 centimetres long, solitary, carried on stalks, profuse and conspicuous. They are yellow and red appearing in spring.

Bossiaea rhombifolia has decorative foliage and flowers. The species prefers well-drained situations. Light pruning after flowering is appreciated.

Bossiaea rhombifolia is widespread in New South Wales and southern Queensland. The image is of a plant growing in the Torrington State Conservation Area, northern New South Wales. In many areas, of the Conservation Area, Bossiaea rhombifolia is the dominant understorey shrub.

Propagate from seed and cuttings.

 

Plants