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Daviesia nudiflora
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Scientific classification

Daviesia nudiflora var. lanceolata Benth.

Daviesia nudiflora is a shrub in the family Fabaceae. It is endemic to Western Australia. There are three accepted subspecies:

  • Daviesia nudiflora subsp. amplectens Crisp
  • Daviesia nudiflora subsp. drummondii (Meisn.) Crisp
  • Daviesia nudiflora subsp. hirtella Crisp


Daviesia nudiflora grows from 0.3 m to 1.5 m high. Its pea is an orange/yellow & red/brown and it flowers from June to September. It has flat phyllodes with pungent points, and the phyllodes are distinct from the stems. It grows on sandy soils, clayey soils and laterite, and is found on undulating low rises and flats.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province, or
IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Swan Coastal Plain.


The genus name, Daviesia, honours Hugh Davies (1739–1821), a Welsh botanist. The specific epithet, nudiflora is derived from the Latin: nudus (naked) and flos (flower), creating a compound Latin adjective to describe this "naked-flowered" Daviesia.

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