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Dillwynia cinerascens
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Scientific classification
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Dillwynia
Species:
D. cinerascens
Binomial name
Dillwynia cinerascens
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Dillwynia cinerascens, the grey parrot-pea, is a plant in the pea family, Fabaceae, native to Australia.

Description

This species is a decumbent or erect shrub which grows to between 0.3 and 1.5 metres in height and has appressed hairs on its stems. The linear leaves are 5–20 mm long and 0.3-0.5 mm wide. The "pea" flowers appear in short terminal racemes or corymbs in spring. These are followed by 5 mm long pods with smooth seed.

Taxonomy

The species was first formally described by botanist Robert Brown in the Botanical Magazine in 1821. Brown came across the plant in 1804 growing near the River Derwent in Tasmania.

Distribution

Dillwynia cinerascens occurs in dry forest and woodland in New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia.

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