The Country Diary of a GenX Woman

Handsome Wedge Pea

20131113 013Three weeks ago there were a lot of buds, and now these shrubby, pink peas are in full bloom throughout the forest.  I am not sure that Handsome Wedge Pea is the best name, but maybe that is just my social conditioning that pink and yellow are more pretty than handsome.  The Gompholobium knightianum was first described in 1839 by John Lindley in the Appendix to the first 23 volumes of Edwards’s botanical register: consisting of a complete alphabetical and systematical index of names, synomymes and matter, adjusted to the present state of systematical botany, together with a sketch of the vegetation of the Swan River colony.

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