Plants at the AALBG

Regal birdflower (Crotalaria cunninghamii)

This small shrub of about 1 metre has stout woolly branches and rounded dull green leaves. Its green flowers resemble a bird attached by its beak to the central stalk of the flowerhead. Flowering occurs from winter to spring, and sometimes in autumn. The fruit is a club-shaped pod, about 4-5cm long, which is swollen, hard and velvety. This plant is moderately common, occurring on unstable sand dunes in mulga communities.

map legend Distribution of the Regal birdflower in Australia.

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Regal birdflower

 

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