U.S. Expl. Exped., Phan. 1: 410 (1854) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Prostrate, decumbent or ascending perennial herb, to c. 60 cm tall; stems sparsely or densely pubescent with appressed or spreading basifixed hairs, sometimes virtually glabrous. Leaves mostly 5–15 cm long; leaflets mostly 21–41, broad-cuneate to orbicular, 1–5 mm long, 1–5 mm wide, apices usually retuse, often mucronate, both surfaces glabrous to pubescent, often deciduous; stipules 1–4 mm long, broad at base, apex lanceolate and acuminate. Racemes mostly 10–25-flowered; flowers 5–10 mm long; calyx glabrous to pubescent, teeth usually much shorter than tube; petals white, pink or purple; standard 6–8 mm long, 6–9 mm wide, broad-ovate, tapered at base or clawed; keel 4.5–7 mm long, narrow-obtuse, apex rounded or beaked; style tip truncate with an arc of stiff hairs behind. Pod globular to broad-obloid, mostly 5–10 mm long, 3–8 mm wide, inflated, glabrous, stipe to c. 1 mm long; seeds to c. 8, cordate, c. 1.5 mm long, olive-green to brown. Flowers Jun.–Oct.
EGU, LoM, MuM, MSB, RobP, SnM, VRiv. Also WA, NT, SA, Qld, NSW. In Victoria mainly confined to the far north-west but also near Echuca and on the upper Snowy River near Willis. Grows mostly in light soils on sand-hills and sandplains.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Murray Scroll Belt||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|