Macroptilium lathyroides

Macroptilium lathyroides

(Phasey Bean)

FAMILY

Fabaceae

Species

Macroptilium lathyroides

Common name(s)

Phasey Bean

Flower colour; life form

Flowers dark. Herb, erect to c. 1 m tall

Distinguishing features

Leaves with 3 leaflets, lobes absent. Petiole 2-7 cm long, stipels present. Flowers in pairs on in a short raceme. Standard petal pink, wings dark pink and keel much twisted. Pod to 10 cm long and 3mm wide, more or less straight, brown.

Macroptilium lathyroides