Galactia tenuifolia

Galactia tenuifolia

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(Galactia)

FAMILY

Fabaceae

Species

Galactia tenuifolia

Common name

Galactia

Flower colour; life form

Pink; vine

Campus

Townsville

Description

This common twiner has stems covered with very small hairs. Leaves have 3 leaflets, 6.5 x 3 cm, small hairs present on the lower surface, some may be present on the upper surface, stipels present. Flowers 1-10 in a raceme to 15 cm long, individual flowers often in a cluster of 2-3; standard pink to 8 mm long with an indentation at the apex. Pod to 60 x 7 mm, flattened and covered with hairs; seeds 6-10.