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Smooth bush-pea conservation program

The smooth bush-pea is classed as vulnerable in NSW, its habitat restricted to the mid-upper Blue Mountains. Conservation efforts in Blue Mountains National Park include fire planning, protecting areas of known and potential habitat from clearing and essential weed control.

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NSW National Parks is proud to have implemented the Saving our Species program in Blue Mountains National Park. The program aims to ensure the smooth bush-pea’s long-term conservation, along with that of other threatened and endangered species.

This inland shrub is restricted to the mid-upper Blue Mountains between Hazelbrook and Katoomba, with the majority located in the Wentworth Falls – Leura area. You’ll generally find the smooth bush-pea in swamp margins, hillslopes, gullies and creekbanks. It’s easiest to detect in spring when adorned with delicate yellow or orange pea-like flowers.

As the species depends on fire for seed germination, our Blue Mountains National Park conservation efforts include fire planning, with the goal of maintaining an appropriate fire regime. We’re also focusing on community education, protecting areas of known and potential habitat from clearing and essential weed control to reduce hazardous weeds.

Parks related to this program

Sylvia Falls, Valley of the Waters, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: David Finnegan/OEH