Trans. & Proc. Roy. Soc. South Australia 51: 379 (1927) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Prostrate or ascending perennial herb, to c. 15 cm tall; stems pubescent with spreading to divergent hairs; hairs basifixed or laterally attached at base. Leaves mostly 3–5 cm long; leaflets 9–13, narrow-elliptic to obovate, lateral leaflets 5–15 mm long, usually 1–3 mm wide, terminal leaflet somewhat longer, apices acute, rarely obtuse or retuse, both surfaces appressed-pubescent, or upper surface glabrous; stipules 2–5 mm long. Racemes subumbellate, mostly 2–7-flowered; flowers 7–10 mm long; calyx pubescent, hairs brown to black, teeth usually more or less equal to tube; petals purplish; standard 7–8 mm long, 9–12 mm wide, broad-ovate, clawed; keel c. 7–9 mm long, apex obtuse, twisted; style slightly twisted, tip inflexed or geniculate. Pod obloid, mostly 10–18 mm long, 3–7 mm wide, pubescent, stipe to c. 5 mm long; seeds c. 20, cordate, c. 1.7 mm long, olive-green to brown. Flowers Aug.–Jan.
CVU, EGU, Glep, Gold, HNF, LoM, MonT, MuF, MuM, NIS, OtP, SnM, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also SA, NSW. Rare, widespread but sporadic in Victoria, mostly in lowlands west of Melbourne, but extending to montane areas in the east (e.g. Omeo, Cobungra, Gelantipy). Rare, widespread but sporadic in Victoria, mostly in lowlands west of Melbourne, but extending to montane areas in the east (e.g. Omeo, Cobungra, Gelantipy). Usually found in grassland and grassy woodland on relatively fertile soils.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|