Plant Plant identification.

Thrud

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Thought this was a type of wattle, but leaves look wrong. Bush about 1m tall. Western Australia metro bush land.2667626677266789D0DF978-9994-4ACE-885E-D60EFCE61639.jpeg0C576873-BC3C-478C-A142-8422070D4AA0.jpeg3C3638CD-802A-4E9B-AE6B-72D39E421D1D.jpeg9D0DF978-9994-4ACE-885E-D60EFCE61639.jpeg0C576873-BC3C-478C-A142-8422070D4AA0.jpeg
 

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Thrud, I have an app on my phone called “Plantsnap” it’s telling me it’s ... a Pincushion .. Leucospermum cordifolium
 

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Thanks Mozzie.
In the interest of full disclosure, I was walking the dog yesterday saw the flowers and thought it was an orange wattle, as previously I had, after doing the edible plant day, tried wattle flower. So using no commonsense whatsoever, I thought I would try the flower. It was quite sweet and not at all bitter. Imagine then, when a couple of metres along I saw a wattle, with totally different leaves. Aha! I thought (or words to that effect) I may have poisoned myself. Took some samples, told the wife who said I was an idiot (she knows me too well) then Tried looking it up to see what it was and wether it was toxic, but no luck.
I am currently alive, can’t determine if those flowers are toxic from the info you provided on the web, but if I stop posting, well, you can guess the rest.:rolleyes:
 

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Keep saying g’day for the next week on here and we’ll know your Ok 🤪🤪

if you really want to know what the plant is I can show a friend that runs a wholesale native plant nursery, he would know for sure, or Give a good indication if it’s okay to dine on 🤪🤪
 
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