Fl. Tasman. 1: 101 (1856) APNI
Prostrate or ascending herb; stems 15–50 cm long, weak, sometimes rooting at nodes, glabrous or with a few short, glandular, simple hairs. Leaves mostly trifoliolate with petiolules of leaflets more or less equal; leaflets obovate to orbicular, 1–2 cm long, 4–15 mm wide, upper and lower surfaces with sparse soft curved hairs, apices obtuse; petiole 5–35 mm long; stipules 1.5–3 mm long; stipellae to 1.5 mm long. Racemes terminal, to c. 15 cm long, 4–10-flowered; pedicels initially short, lengthening to c. 1 cm as fruit matures. Flowers usually paired, distant; petals 5–6 mm long, usually pink fading to white. Pod 7–20 mm long, constricted between articles from both sides (but usually more strongly from the ventral side), densely covered with minute uncinate hairs; articles 2–6, each 3–5 mm long. Flowers spring–autumn.
CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, GGr, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, OtR, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP. Also ?Qld, NSW, Tas. Widespread across southern Victoria but most abundant in the eastern half of the State. Grows mainly in sclerophyll forests and woodlands.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|