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Family Fabaceae

Pultenaea elliptica

A small shrub, with characteristic spoon-shaped leaves with upturned margins adorned with long silvery hairs. I have always taken the top picture, of a typical plant as commonly found in the parks and bushland north of Sydeny Harbour to be P. elliptica, but what about the bottom photograph, taken at the Royal Nation Park at Wattamolla? Is this P. elliptica too?

Flowering: late winter and spring, sparse flowers at other times

Habitat: Heath and open forest, on sandy soils

Distribution: in Sydney from coast to mountains. New South Wales south coast and north coast

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