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Bossiaea linophylla
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Scientific classification
B. linophylla
Binomial name
Bossiaea linophylla
Range map generated from data at Australasian Virtual Herbarium

Bossiaea linophylla is a species of the plant family Fabaceae, first described by Robert Brown in 1812. It is a shrub, erect in habit, either low in height or reaching over two metres. Yellow and red flowers appear between July and December. The species is an endemic of the southwest botanical province, occurring through the high rainfall zone south of Bridgetown, Western Australia and to the east of Albany. The preference is for sandy soils at dunes or coastal limestone and granitic soil.

The plant attracts moyadong, parrot subspecies Platycercus icterotis icterotis, which eat their fruit.

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