Daviesia flexuosa Benth.
Endl., Fenzl, Benth. & Schott, Enum.Pl. 32 (1837)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 4 June 1996

Erect, pungent shrub, 0.4-1(-2) m high. Fl. yellow & orange & red/brown, Jul to Oct. Sand, laterite, sandy or gravelly loam.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.

IBRA Subregions: Fitzgerald, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren, Western Mallee.

IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Augusta Margaret River, Busselton, Denmark, Gnowangerup, Manjimup, Nannup, Plantagenet.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Friday 17 January 2020

Erect, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, spiny at least in part, glabrous; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, not continuous with stem or continuous with stem, 10-40 mm long, 1-3 mm wide, glabrous, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules apparently absent even from the youngest leaves. Pedicel present, 2-2.5 mm long, glabrous. Bracteoles absent. Calyx 3-3.5 mm long, not accrescent, glabrous, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 6-7 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow, red, orange or brown, with some yellow, red, orange or brown spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 5-5.6 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 3.5-4 mm long, not auriculate, keel 4.5-5 mm long, beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.3-0.4 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 4.5-5.5 mm long. Ovary stipitate, glabrous; style 5-5.2 mm long, glabrous, not bearded, terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), stipitate, not constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, beaked. Flowers in July, August, September and October. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Warren, Esperance and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA regions.