Gompholobium tomentosumCommon name: Hairy Yellow Pea
Meaning of name: Gompholobium is from the Greek words gomphos, meaning club, and lobos, meaning pod. Tomentosum is from the Latin words tomentum, meaning wooly padding of cushions, and osus, meaning abounding in. Botanically it means covered with dense, short, matted hairs.
Distribution: Occurs from Northampton to the south west of the state.
Remarks: A shrub to 1 metre tall. The yellow flowers are produced from August to December.
References: Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharp. 1996.
Flora of the Perth Region. NG Marchant, JR Wheeler, BL Rye, EM Bennett, NS Lander, TD Macfarlane. 1987.