Common name: Golden spray, Native Broom
Viminaria juncea (Schrad.) Hoffmanns. APNI*
Description: Shrub, usually 1–5 m high; branches erect or pendulous, terete, striate, glabrous.
Juvenile leaves 1–3-foliolate, leaflets oblong to linear-lanceolate, 1–4 cm long; mature leaves reduced to slender petioles 3–25 cm long; stipules lanceolate c. 1 mm long.
Flowers in racemes > 20 cm long; pedicels c. 5 mm long; bracts 2–3 mm long, lanceolate. Calyx c. 4 mm long, teeth triangular, shorter than tube. Corolla yellow to orange often with red blotches, keel usually darker.
Pod 4–5 mm long, ovate, ± black, obliquely beaked; seed 1, 2–3 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread, in swampy situations on the coast.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. W.A. S.A.
Text by B. Wiecek
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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