Gastrolobium grandiflorum (Fabaceae)

Gastrolobium grandiflorum

This attractive savanna bush is widespread across the northern drier regions of Australia. In Queensland it is known as the Heart-leaf poison bush (Gastrolobium grandiflorum) and in other states as desert poison bush (Central Australia) and wallflower poison bush (Western Australia. The allusion to poison in the common names is due to the shrub being poisonous to lifestock.

Gastrolobium grandiflorum

This shrub has great potential as an ornamental as the flowers are a beautiful scarlet.

Gastrolobium grandiflorum

About David Tng

I am David Tng, a hedonistic botanizer who pursues plants with a fervour. I chase the opportunity to delve into various aspects of the study of plants. I have spent untold hours staring at mosses and allied plants, taking picture of pollen, culturing orchids in clean cabinets, counting tree rings, monitoring plant flowering times, etc. I am currently engrossed in the study of plant ecology (a grand excuse to see 'anything I can). Sometimes I think of myself as a shadow taxonomist, a sentimental ecologist, and a spiritual environmentalist - but at the very root of it all, a "plant whisperer"!
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