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Crotalaria cunninghamii - Green Birdflower - 10 seeds

Crotalaria cunninghamii - Green Birdflower - 10 seeds


Crotalaria cunninghamii, commonly known as the Green Birdflower or Regal Birdflower is a shrub to about 3m  tall with hairy branches and foliage, the leaves are oval shaped and about 30mm long. 


The large, greenish pea flowers occur in Winter and Spring and are borne on long spikes at the ends of the branches and are streaked with fine, black lines. 


The seed pods that follow are up to 40mm long.

The sap from the leaves of this species were used by Indigenous Australians to treat eye infections.

Crotalaria is a large genus of over 500 species; there are about 30 native to Australia and a number of exotic species have become naturalised.  They are generally small to medium shrubs or herbaceous species and are known as "rattlepods" because the seeds are loose in the pods.

Green Birdflower is quite popular in cultivation in warm areas, it requires well drained soils and prefers a position in full sun, is not suited to cold climates and is damaged by frost.

Propagation is from seed, which germinates readily after treatment in boiling water, or from cuttings.

10 premium quality seeds shipped on receipt of cleared funds.

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