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A twining or clump-forming herbaceous plant. Leaves are trifoliate, composed of three narrow, oval-shaped leaflets. Leaflets are noticeably hairy and have a silky texture. Flowers are typical ‘pea’ flowers of vivid pink (rarely white). Older flowers often blue. Flowering often very profuse. Flowers are followed by short, hairy, straight or slightly curved pods. Up to 10 seeds are held in each pod. These are dark and firm at maturity.
Seed is protected by a thick seed coat which must be broken prior to germination. This can be done by manually nicking the coat or by soaking the seed in near-boiling water. The best results are usually obtained by nicking. Seed quality appears to be very low in some populations.
Year round. Chiefly July to September.
Willans Hill and Kindra State Forest. A dominant species of open woodland and grassland on Willans Hill.

Based on the flora of the Graham Centre Biodiversity Nursery