Plants of the Castlemaine District
Leafy Templetonia - native (Templetonia stenophylla)
Family: Fabaceae (Pea family).
Native of Australia.
Leafy Templetonia is a straggling, sprawling plant, usually growing in grassy areas. It may have a single stem. Although called leafy, it is inconspicuous when not in flower. [Some of the other Templetonias are leafless, or have tiny scales.]
- the slender sprawling habit
- the flat leaves that are often almost parallel with the stem
- the pods are large (to 2cm long) compared with the rest of the plant.
John Templeton (1766-1825), Irish botanist; stenophylla: narrow-leaved.
Photos 1: In flower. Strangways revegetation planting. The leaves are almost parallel to the stem. 2: The large seed pods. Welshmans Reef Cemetery.