Muelleria 9: 195 (1996) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Trailing or ascending perennial herb; stems to 50 cm long, glabrous or with sparse hairs. Leaves palmately trifoliolate, to c. 10 cm long; leaflets lanceolate or oblanceolate to oblong, 5–25(–40) mm long, 2–8(–22) mm wide, both surfaces usually sparsely hairy, upper surface dotted with glands, apices acute or obtuse, margins entire; stipules lanceolate to ovate, to c. 4 mm long. Inflorescence rachis 1–3 cm long; peduncles 2–10 cm long, much longer than subtending leaves; flowers mostly in 3s along rachis; pedicels to c. 1 mm long; bract suborbicular, c. 1 mm long, hairy. Calyx ovoid, 4–5 mm long, white-pubescent, teeth subequal, longer or shorter than calyx tube, lower one slightly larger and longer than others; corolla 4–6 mm long, bluish-pink, lilac or white. Pod ovoid, c. 3 mm long, included in calyx, white-pubescent, brownish; seed 1, c. 2 mm long, yellowish. Flowers mainly Oct.–Jan.
CVU, GipP, HSF, MuF, OtP, VRiv, VVP, WaP, Wim. Also SA, (extinct in NSW). Very rare in Victoria where known from a few localities in north-central and south-central areas, and western suburbs of Melbourne, where it grows mainly in grassland or grassy woodland, often on basalt-derived soils.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|