Membership is available to members of an ANPSA-affiliated Regional Society. If you are not a member of a Regional Society, please refer to the ANPSA Membership Page for further information on joining.

To join the Australian Pea Flower Study Group, please send a request using the following form (please note that all fields are mandatory* – you may edit the ‘Message’ field if necessary) :

Australian Pea Flower Study Group Form

Signup form for the Pea Flower Study Group that sends a notification to the Study Group leader.


Newsletters are published to record activities and experiences of Group members in cultivating pea flowers, keeping up to date on scientific knowledge and reporting on field trips.

The first newsletter of the renamed study group is expected to be published May/June 2020. There’s still time to join the group and contribute to the newsletter.

The Study Group produces informative newsletters documenting reports from members into cultivation issues in various climatic zones, container types, potting mixes and other resources. Newsletters of the revived Study Group will be uploaded about a year in arrears, so that current Study Group members have privileged access to current content.

The following newsletter of the former Fabaceae Study Group is available for download (pdf format and will require a PDF Reader to view them. Free readers include Foxit Reader and Adobe Acrobat Reader). If anyone has access to any other newsletters of that Study Group, please advise the Study Group leader so that they may be scanned and added to this archive.


A small compilation of pea-flower links – including books and internet links.

These are a few internet and other resources on Australian Pea Flowers that might prove useful:


Most books dealing with Australian native plants will contain useful information on the botany and horticulture of the pea-flowered plants. Some of the most detailed references are listed below (most, if not all, of the following are out-of-print but may be available through municipal libraries).

  • Elliot, R and Jones D (1982), The Encyclopaedia of Australian Plants, all volumes, Lothian Publishing Company Pty Ltd, Melbourne.
  • Symon, D and Jusaitis, M (2007), Sturt Pea, a Most Splendid Plant, Board of the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium, and Department for Environment & Heritage, Government of South Australia, Adelaide.
  • Wrigley, J and Fagg, M (2013 – 6th ed), Australian native plants: Cultivation, use in landscaping and propagation, Sydney, Australia: Reed New Holland.
  • Woolcock, D. (1989), A Fieldguide to Native Peaflowers of Victoria and Southeastern Australia, Kangaroo Press in association with The Society for Growing Plants-NSW, Kenthurst, NSW.


Numerous issues of the Society’s journal “Australian Plants” are particularly useful for those interested in growing the Australian “peas”. Indexes to “Australian Plants” (pdf format) can be found on ANPSA’s Downloads page. Searching these for ‘Fabaceae’ or a specific genus will find numerous references.

The following issues of ‘Australian Plants’ are of particular interest.

  • Vol 4, No.35 June 1968: Phyllota; Poison pea flowers.
  • Vol 10, No.82 March 1980: Crotalaria.
  • Vol 10, No.79 June 1979: Australian Pea-flowers, Their Cultivation; The Plant Family Fabaceae.
  • Vol 11, No.86 March 1981: Peaflower Plants of Australia; Psoralea; Glycine.
  • Vol 11, No.87 June 1981: Bossiaea and related genera (includes, Platylobium, Hovea, Templetonia, Goodia).
  • Vol 11, No.89 December 1981: Sturt’s desert pea – history, cultivation and propagation; Grafted desert peas.
  • Vol 12, No.95 June 1983: Pultenaea Part 1.
  • Vol 12, No.99 June 1984: Pultenaea Part 2.
  • Vol 13, No.102 March 1985: Pultenaea Part 3.
  • Vol 13, No.106 March 1986: Pultenaea Part 4.
  • Vol 13, No.107 June 1986 Pultenaea Part 5.
  • Vol 14, No.111 June 1987: Pultenaea Part 6.
  • Vol 14, No.112 September 1987: Pultenaea Part 7.
  • Vol 14, No.115 June 1988: Pultenaea Part 8.
  • Vol 14, No.116 September 1988: Pultenaea Part 9.
  • Vol 15, No.119 June 1989: Fabaceae – the Pea-flowered Wildflower Family; Pultenaea Part 10; Gompholobium.
  • Vol 15, No.120 September 1989: Pultenaea Part 11.
  • Vol 15, No.124 September 1990: Sturt’s desert pea.
  • Vol 17, No.135 June 1993: Chorizema.
  • Vol 17, No.138 March 1994: Burny bean – Mucuna gigantea.


See also Pea Flowers on the Main ANPSA Website.