Bossiaea carinalis Fabaceae

Form and Size: A medium shrub, 1-4m high

Distribution: Central and northern Qld, in areas such as Blackdown Tablelands, Carnarvon Gorge and White Mountains; usually as an understorey plant in sandy or rocky areas

Leaves: Oval, leathery, arranged in 2 rows, veins prominent, 1-1.3cm long

Flowers: Pea-shaped, maroon and yellow, standard 1.5cm wide, keel about 3cm long

Flowering Period: June to September

Fruit: Pods

Cultivation/Notes: Propagate from seed or cuttings
Not well known in cultivation as plants are difficult to establish
In their natural habitat they are a prominent feature of the vegetation and would no doubt succeed given similar conditions