Techn. Bull. U.S.D.A. 1268: 19 (1962) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Trailing or twining herb, wholly silky-strigose; stems slender, non-stoloniferous, hairs mostly grey, often intermixed with rusty ones. Leaves pinnately trifoliolate, petiole 3–20 mm long; leaflets filiform to narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, 2–6 cm long, 2–8 mm wide, apices acuminate, acute or rounded; terminal leaflet on petiolule 1–8 mm long; lateral leaflets sessile to subsessile; stipellae present on all petiolules; leaflet reticulation obscure. Racemes 6–12-flowered; peduncle 3–7 cm long. Flowers on pedicels 1–2 mm long, usually arranged loosely and distally on rachis; calyx 4–5 mm long, lower 3 teeth equalling to slightly exceeding the tube; petals pinkish-purple to mauve, fading to blue; standard 6–9 mm long; keel shorter than wings. Pod linear, 2–4 cm long, 3–4 mm wide, slightly compressed; seeds 3–10, short-obloid to quadrate, c. 3 mm long, smooth and shining or minutely muricate, black or mottled. Flowers mostly early spring.
LoM, MuF, MuM, RobP. Also WA, NT, SA, Qld, NSW. Apparently confined to far north-west Victoria where extremely rare. Grows in sandy or stony soils in a variety of habitats.
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