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Family Fabaceae

Dillwynia retorta Eggs and bacon

A straggly understorey shrub, mostly less than 1m high, with wiry branches and fine, needle-like leaves, which are twisted. The leaves are soft and not pungent. Flowers are borne in abundance. The flowers themselves are yellow with a red centre, like so many of the regions pea flowers. However, its tends to flower earlier than most other species.

Flowering: winter and spring.

Habitat: Dry open forest on sandy soils; often in urban bushland.

Distribution: in Sydney widespread from coast to mountains. Along the north coast to Queensland.

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