Pultenaea retusa, common name Notched Bush-pea, is an erect shrub 0.5–1 m high; stems angled, pubescent when young. Leaves alternate, obovate or cuneate, flat or concave, 2–11 mm long, 1–10 mm wide; apex obtuse, often emarginate; upper surface glabrous, darker than lower; lower surface glabrous except midrib slightly hairy on young leaves; margin slightly recurved; stipules 0.5–1 mm long, closely appressed to stem. Inflorescence a head-like cluster of more than 3 flowers; bracts ovate, 2–4 mm long, deciduous at or before anthesis, enlarged stipules present at base of pedicels; calyx 3–4 mm long, covered with pale, appressed hairs; bracteoles attached above centre of calyx tube, lanceolate, 2–3 mm long, extending beyond lobes; standard 4–6 mm wide, ovary covered with dense, pale hairs. Pod flat, hairy. Flowers Sep.–Nov.
252.00 Location Many specimens form part of the Tarwin River bank restoration plantings. Planted in 2021.