Indigofera linifolia

Indigofera linifolia

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(Narrow-leafed Indigo)

FAMILY

Fabaceae

Species

Indigofera linifolia

Common name

Narrow-leafed Indigo

Flower colour; life form

Pink, red; herb to 40 cm tall

Campus

Townsville

Description

This small sparsely branched herb grow to about 40 cm tall. Leaves linear 10-45 mm long and densely covered with whitish branched hairs. Flowers pea-shaped borne in a short spike, standard about 2.5 mm long pinkish red, keel petals are red. Pods are globular to 2 mm diameter and covered in whitish hairs, each pod contains a single seed. Palatable.