Shrub to 1.5 m high; branches glabrous or hirsute between decurrent leaf-bases. Leaves trifoliolate (rarely biternate), 4–15(–20) mm long 2–14(–19) mm wide; leaflets terete (rarely plane), narrow-cuneate, tridentate, 2–7(–9) mm long, 1–2.5 mm wide; petiole 2–7(–10) mm long. Inflorescence 1–3-flowered; peduncle 1–8 mm. Sepals 1.5–2 mm long, glabrous or hirsute, (one-quarter to) half as long as petals; petals 3.5–6.5 mm long, glabrous to indumented, persistent. Flowers spring.
CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, MonT, SnM, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Occurring from the Brisbane Ranges east to the New South Wales border. Usually in open-forest or woodland on a variety of substrates, often on shallow, rocky soils, sometimes dominant in the understorey.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|