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Daviesia brevifolia
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Daviesia brevifolia at Anglesea Heath, Victoria
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D. brevifolia
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Daviesia brevifolia
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Daviesia brevifolia Lindl. var. brevifolia

Daviesia brevifolia (Leafless Bitter-pea) is a broom-like shrub in the family Fabaceae. It is endemic to Australia.

It grows to 1 metre in height and has phyllodes with pointed, recurved tips. These are 2 to 5 mm long. Obovate juvenile leaves may also be present. Apricot to brown-red pea flowers are produced between August and October in the species' native range in South Australia and Victoria. These are followed by inflated pods which are about 15 mm long and 10 mm wide.

The species was first formally described by English botanist John Lindley in 1838 in Three Expeditions into the interior of Eastern Australia.

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