The Matted Bush Pea, botanical name of Pultenaea pedunculata, is a beautiful ground cover with a pea type yellow flower. It is quite prolific around the Wedderburn, Vic, bushland area.
Pultenaea pedunculata, commonly known as matted bush-pea, is a prostrate shrub that is endemic to south-eastern Australia. It is a member of the genus Pultenaea and the family Fabaceae. The pea flowers are usually yellow with red centres, appearing between September and December in the species’ native range. The pods which follow are flat and 5 to 7 mm long.
The species was formally described in 1828 by English botanist William Jackson Hooker in The Botanical Magazine.
It occurs in dry forest in South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania and New South Wales. In Victoria, associated tree species include Eucalyptus macrorhyncha and Eucalyptus obliqua.