Fl. South Australia 2: 320 (1924)
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Prostrate or ascending perennial herb, to c. 15 cm tall; stems pubescent with antrorsely divergent or spreading hairs; hairs basifixed or laterally attached at base. Leaves mostly 1–7 cm long; leaflets 5–17, obovate, elliptic or narrowly linear-lanceolate, 3–15 mm long, usually 1–3 mm wide, irregular, apices acute, obtuse or retuse, both surfaces appressed-pubescent, or upper surface glabrous; stipules 2–7 mm long. Racemes subumbellate, mostly 3–7-flowered; flowers 5–10 mm long; calyx pubescent, hairs dark, light or mixed, teeth equal to or longer than tube; petals purplish; standard 8–10 mm long, 7–11 mm wide, broad-ovate, clawed; keel 6–8 mm long, apices obtuse to acute, barely twisted; style tip broad, wing-like, geniculate. Pod cylindric to narrow-obovoid, mostly 15–22 mm long, 4–8 mm wide, pubescent, stipe to c. 4 mm long; seeds c. 20, cordate, c. 1.7 mm long, olive-green to brown. Flowers Aug.–Oct.
MuF, MuM, MSB, NIS, RobP. Also SA, Qld, NSW. Very rare in Victoria, mainly in north-west but with a 1947 collection from Cobram, and a doubtful eastern record from near Wodonga. Usually growing on alluvial flats in grassland and grassy woodland.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Murray Scroll Belt||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|New South Wales|